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Avalon (1990)

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The third of director Barry Levinson's autobiographical "Baltimore Trilogy" (the first two entries were Diner and Tin Men), Avalon covers nearly forty years in the lives of an immigrant Jewish family. Sam Krichinsky (Armin Mueller-Stahl) emigrates to Baltimore in 1914, where Sam's brothers Gabriel (Lou Jacobi), Hymie (Leo L. Fuchs), and Nathan (Israel Rubinek) are awaiting his arrival. By and by, Sam meets his future wife, Eva (Joan Plowright). With the introduction of the Krichinsky's grown son

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Mar 13, 2001

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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All Critics (34) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (19) | Rotten (4) | DVD (14)

A slow but rewarding drama.

January 2, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Tracing the fortunes and misfortunes of an extended family of Jewish immigrants, this melancholy memory film is too soft and episodic, lacking the narrative focus of either Diner or Tin Men, which form a trilogy.

May 11, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

An overstuffed family drama that's not nearly as magical as it thinks it is.

July 29, 2005
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

A fine film that showcases early Baltimore.

January 1, 2005
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Solid Levinson tale, well acted

October 19, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

Beautiful movie about families and how they can grow apart. Great Thanksgiving day selection!

April 3, 2004
WaffleMovies.com

Typically misdirected Barry Levinson film, but impressively ambitious.

October 15, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A moving look at what has been lost as families have adapted to American life.

April 18, 2003
Nitrate Online

Levinson ends his Baltimore Trilogy in very fine form.

July 26, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

A richly detailed and lovingly developed film about family feeling written and directed by Barry Levinson.

March 16, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
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Audience Reviews for Avalon

An insular Jewish immigrant family adjusts to American life in 1950s Baltimore.
In the sub-genre of film that is "immigrants adjust to American life," a genre that In America dominates, Avalon is not bad. Its elements of magical realism ring false and over-bearing, but the characters are sharply constructed and often interesting. Strong performances by Armin Mueller-Stahl (has he ever given a bad performance) and Aidan Quinn (who has given plenty of bad performances) carry the film despite circular plotlines about who cuts the turkey and when.
Overall, this film is good, but it's nothing to write back to the Motherland about.
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