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School Ties

drama, sports


After receiving a scholarship to an exclusive prep school, working-class teen David Greene (Fraser) becomes a star athlete and wins the attention of a beautiful debutante (Amy Locane).

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    68%
  • Audience Score
    69%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    68%
    reviews counted: 12
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  • Audience

    69%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh:

- Daniel M. Kimmel, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: Though well-intentioned as a message picture, the film is too schematic and predictable, and ultimately may be more significant in featuring a new cohort of actors, including Brandon Frazer, Chris O'Donnell, Matt Damon, and others.

- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: School Ties has a leafy, genteel look that is somehow less than convincing, perhaps because the hairdos are too tidy and the resemblances to other prep-school stories too clear.

- Janet Maslin, New York Times, Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Audience Reviews

4 stars

The Sad thing is that there is still that hate against Jews going around. Outstanding peformance by Brendan Fraser

- ScoopOnline, Friday, December 11, 2009

3 stars

Watch this instead of Dead Poets Society, it?s not brilliant but it?s much better.

- SirPant, Tuesday, September 22, 2009

4 stars

One of Brendan Frazier's best

- sainttom93, Sunday, January 14, 2007