Jaaaaa (10 out of 10 ) This movie is perfect from all angles.
hiproductions (9 out of 10 ) I am still impacted by this movie even after seeing it 100 times! I'm a cinematographer and videographer in Las Vegas and I can tell you, this movie is shot beautifully as well.
Gonzalo (10 out of 10 ) There aren't so wonderful films as this one. I agree with you, partners.
silvia (10 out of 10 ) I'm using the movie and the poems to teach english. It helps me to make the students love poetry and especially the great withman.
jonnycoug (10 out of 10 ) This is one of the greatest movies of ALL time. It's what inspired me to be an English teacher. Impacted my life so much that I ended up in Korea as an English professor. CARPE COREA!
Kevin (10 out of 10 ) This is the gratest film I have ever seen, that matched my age, and realy chaged my life, one of the greatest script, that I read it times. I think they deserve go to oscar, the picture, incredible acting of Robin Williams, and the Script of course (its screenplay went to oscarin 1989).
SkoldObsessive (10 out of 10 ) This has got to be one of the best scripts ever written. No matter how many times you hear or read the words they still have the same power over you as they did the first time. And the way it cherishes poetry is...breathtaking. To be honest, I cry everytime during that 'english class' when they discuss what poetry is. Because I think that people are forgetting how strong and deep it can be. It truly has meaning. And being a poet myself I have such a deep connection to that particular part. Also, to express sadness when one can not achieve the goal with such beauty is spectacular. And so I conclude that this has got to be one of my favorite scripts, because I can rely to every single word written.
April (10 out of 10 ) Fantastic! It shows us the duty of being a teacher, especially the moment when some students stand on their desk, saying goodbye to their teacher.
carina (10 out of 10 ) Love to watch the film you get goosebumps at the end of this film! Well done! Everyone is so cute and love the play of charlie dalton's nuanda carpe diem seize the day is my two favourites love from SOUTH AFRICA.
William (10 out of 10 ) It's easy to forget that this is Todd's story. He is each one of us, always worried about what everyone else around us is thinking, desperately wanting to say or do what we really feel. Carpe diem boys and girls. Carpe diem.
Cole (3 out of 10 ) I don't understand why people think this is such a brilliant movie. It's just another generic "teacher liberating the students from the clutches of their conservative parents" kind of story. I wouldn't mind so much except not much depth is given to the characters, particularly the adults. The kids give good performances, but the adults act like stereotypes. You got the parents and the principal whose faces are permanently cemented in angry, strict mode while they wag their fingers at the kids for disobeying the rules. Then there's Mr. Keating, the liberal teacher who's open and wise and caring and only onscreen whenever he's needed. The adults, Mr. Keating in particular, are simply plot devices: they advance the story without having an opportunity to go beyond their stereotype. And then there's the tragedy that occurs in the third act. (SPOILERS) Neil's suicide seems so out of place and such a cheap way to get an emotional response from the audience. It doesn't work because 1) the movie doesn't set itself up as a tragedy but more like an inspirational drama; and 2) Neil never showed signs of having suicidal thoughts. Obviously, screenwriter Tom Schulman couldn't think of an interesting or original way to end his movie, so he clumsily throws in a suicide. You can make the argument that Neil was distraught because he couldn't "seize the day" like Mr. Keating told him to but Neil is an intelligent character. It doesn't seem like him to just sporadically kill himself like that. It's moments like this that make me wonder how this won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay (especially against CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS and SEX, LIES, AND VIDEOTAPE). Overall, it's not the worst movie I've ever seen but MASSIVELY overrated to say the least.