Finding Forrester

Lists: Drama

Brief Synopsis: "Gus van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help from his new mentor Jamal receives a scholarship to a private school."

Overall Ranking: 1485 (Rank from 2000: # 26)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 25%
Regular 37.5%
Half-Popped 37.5%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi88
GuiltyFilm Andrew N85(full review)
Today I Watched A Movie80(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest79
GuiltyFilm Melanie J65(full review)
GuiltyFilm Jennifer D60(full review)
GuiltyFilm David K60(full review)
GuiltyFilm Kevin M55(full review)

People Involved

  • Sean Connery (William Forrester)
  • Rob Brown (Jamal Wallace)
  • F. Murray Abraham (Prof. Robert Crawford)
  • Anna Paquin (Claire Spence)
  • Busta Rhymes (Terrell Wallace)
  • April Grace (Ms. Joyce)
  • Michael Pitt (John Coleridge)
  • Michael Nouri (Dr. Spence)
  • Stephanie Berry (Janice Wallace)
  • Glenn Fitzgerald (Massie)
  • Matt Damon (Steven Sanderson)
  • Gus Van Sant (Director)