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Dead Poets Society

18 Ratings: 3.8
This inspirational 1989 film was directed by Peter Weir and starred Robin Williams and Ethan Hawke.

Dead Poets Society is a 1989 drama film starring Robin Williams and directed by Peter Weir. Set at a conservative and aristocratic boys prep school, it tells the story of an English teacher who inspires his students to change their lives of conformity … see full wiki

Tags: Movies, Movie, 1980s Movies, Robin Williams, Dramatic Films, Peter Weir
Director: Peter Weir
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
3 reviews about Dead Poets Society
review by . February 09, 2009
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Robin Williams as Professor Keating
From master director Peter Weir (The Year of Living Dangerously and Witness) comes the inspirational film Dead Poets Society. Through Weir's skillful direction the film is imbued with a passionate message about self-expression and discovering your identity, and yet it never comes across as being preachy or pretentious. The screenplay was written by Tom Schulman, who based much of the story upon his own experiences in school. The story is universal, showing how words and ideas can change us and how …
review by . June 11, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
This is one of the most inspiring and saddest movies ever made. Robin Williams stars as John Keating, an inspirational and unconventional English teacher in an atmosphere of strict conformity. The school is one that rigid, simplistic parents send their young men to, and they expect the education to be formal, complete and without deviation from the prescribed path.    Williams arrives at the school and teaches the boys the joy of breaking with the mass lockstep and thinking for themselves. …
review by . March 16, 2007
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`Dead Poets' Society' feels like a classic from start to finish. The movie finds Robin Williams in a break-out role that transcends his earlier, comedic work. Which is not to say he isn't funny at times in this movie; it's just that he's more well-rounded. If we didn't care about the poor lads at Welton Academy, the whole film would fall apart. A boarding school with the highest academic standards, Welton is presented as the epitome of 1950's conformity and convention.    It …
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