Contrived, corny and over-simplistic.
It seems more like an hour-and-a-half-long infomercial for America than a narrative film or documentary. Like something you might hallucinate on Flag Day.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
If America's even half as great as writer-producer-director Fred Ashman's almost unfathomably cheesy movie insists, her citizens will rise up to destroy this bathetic rubbish -- or at least make a pitilessly derided cult sensation of it.
| Original Score: 1/5
A corporate-sponsored, feature-length infomercial on behalf of the core entrepreneurial values of the U.S. of A., Proud American combines unabashed hokiness with relentless oversimplification.
Unashamedly sentimental, with nary a big star to its name, "Proud American" is an uplifting documentary about hard work and choosing the right path.
| Original Score: 3/4
A shameless, soulless tribute to all things schmaltzy in the American character and a thinly disguised advertisement for corporate deregulation.
| Original Score: 0/5
You can be all for religious tolerance, up-by-the-bootstraps enterprise and love of country and still be turned off by Proud American.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
This weird tribute to the American spirit throws together a handful of real-life, Reader's Digest-style stories to celebrate qualities we like to think of as quintessentially American.
| Original Score: 1/4
Aside from a few, thankfully, professionally acted performances, it too often carries the preachy, stilted aura of something you'd see in civics class or at a trade show.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Aspires to be inspirational, but suffers from its shameless, jackhammer-style manipulation.
| Original Score: 2/5