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American Son

American Son (2008)

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A young man tries to tie up some loose ends before he goes to war in this independent drama from director Neil Abramson. Mike Holland (Nick Cannon) is nineteen years old and has just completed his basic training as a private in the United States Marine Corps. Mike has a four-day leave so he can visit his family for Thanksgiving, and then has orders for combat duty in Iraq. Mike wants to spend time with his family and friends before he ships out, but he doesn't want to tell anyone that he'll be

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Aug 25, 2009

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It may be the first Iraq war-related movie that can equally appeal to both left and right

July 1, 2008 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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Stirringly told, American Son dramatizes a harsh social reality and tributes this nation's fighting force.

January 24, 2008
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This is conventional dramatic material played with an occasionally heavy hand, but sculpted with care and quiet assurance by helmer Neil Abramson.

January 22, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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ends up being one of the strongest entries in the growing list of films about Iraq even though, ultimately, it probably doesn't belong on that list at all.

September 20, 2009 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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The sort of movie that folks who are addicted to a Tom Cruise-style action sequence every three minutes might dismiss as one in which "nothing happens."

September 8, 2009 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
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Several anti-war films have come along in the past couple of years calling out the war in Iraq. They've covered various conspiracies, big personalities and the front lines. But, perhaps, none have been as human as Neil Abramson's American Son.

August 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Movie Views

American Son is one of the few modern takes on the material that never once apologizes for its warrior-in-waiting.

August 23, 2009 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

Meticulously crafted, low-budget, excellently performed character piece that resonates with integrity as it shows us one more example of what an American son looks like.

August 21, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Signals
Cinema Signals

A powerful yet nuanced work

May 8, 2009 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Though well acted and occasionally poignant, this coming of age story of a black soldier on leave is too familiar and conventional to play in competition in a fest like Sundance.

January 3, 2009 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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This soldier's story proves interesting but insubstantial.

August 8, 2008 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
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Blessed with a powerful, honest screenplay.

January 24, 2008 Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com
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Good film, compelling performances.
June 1, 2009
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