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1994 3.0/5 PG-13 SuperHD 132 minutes

Robert Redford directs this true story of Charles Van Doren, who rocketed to national fame as a repeat winner on the TV quiz show "Twenty-One."

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John Turturro, Rob Morrow, Ralph Fiennes, David Paymer, Christopher McDonald, Elizabeth Wilson, Paul Scofield, Hank Azaria, Mira Sorvino Directed by Robert Redford

Dramas, Dramas based on Books, Dramas based on contemporary literature, Dramas based on Real Life, Independent Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Showbiz Dramas, Independent Movies

Languages: Spanish

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  • Nominee, Academy Awards - Best Director nominee 1995 Robert Redford
  • Nominee, Golden Globe Awards - Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominee 1995
  • Nominee, Baftas - Best Film nominee 1995
  • Nominee, Golden Globe Awards - Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee 1995
  • Nominee, Academy Awards - Best Supporting Actor nominee 1995 Paul Scofield
  • Nominee, Baftas - Best Supporting Actor nominee 1995 Paul Scofield
  • Nominee, Academy Awards - Best Writing Adapted Screenplay nominee 1995
  • Nominee, Academy Awards - Best Picture nominee 1995
  • Nominee, Golden Globe Awards - Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture nominee 1995
NYT Review

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Rotten Tomatoes® Scores
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Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Robert Redford's best and richest directorial effort...

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader, 2007-11-08


Redford turns a dry subject into high art, matching the achievements of his other directing efforts in Ordinary People and A River Runs Through It.

Michael Booth, Denver Post, 2007-07-03


Perfectly pitched, the film brims with insight and wit. Highly recommended.

Derek Adams, Time Out, 2006-02-09


Mr. Redford has made a rich, handsome, articulate film about a subject truly worth talking about.

Janet Maslin, New York Times, 2003-05-20


What Redford is saying isn't new, but it has rarely been said in a mainstream movie with this kind of passion.

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, 2001-05-12


Manages a trick that few films even dare try -- to take a hard look at personal and public moral issues and still provide dazzling entertainment.

Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle, 2000-01-01


Crisply directed by Redford from a thought-provoking script by Paul Attanasio, and featuring a slew of strong performances.

James Berardinelli, ReelViews, 2000-01-01


Witty, entertaining, intelligent.

Lucy Mohl, Film.com, 2000-01-01


The screenplay, by former Washington Post film critic Paul Attanasio, is smart, subtle and ruthless.

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, 2000-01-01


An exciting achievement, not only the most accomplished film of Redford's directorial career, but one of the best to carry his name.

Hal Hinson, Washington Post, 2000-01-01


Written with clean-cut force by Paul Attanasio and directed with panache by Robert Redford.

Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine, 2000-01-01


Artfully constructed and beautifully shot.

Desson Thomson, Washington Post, 2000-01-01

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