American Anthem Reviews

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
May 5, 2014
The characters are laughable; the gymnastics are unattractive. There is nothing to recommend this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Patrick Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
May 5, 2014
It's a pretty ridiculous story, and screenwriters Evan Archerd and Jeff Benjamin never figure out a way to generate any real suspense, drama or inspiration.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 5, 2014
Unfortunately, as far as acting exercises go, Gaylord couldn't score a 5.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
June 12, 2013
Cast and crew are guided by the director from manipulative cliche to manipulative cliche, as everyone tries his or her best to overlook the fact that Gaylord, despite his athletic prowess, has little or no show-business talent.
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Walter Goodman
New York Times
May 21, 2003
This whole movie may have been concocted on a synthesizer.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A large portion of the movie is given over to gymnastics competitions, which are not explained or photographed well enough to be very interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4