• Unrated, 2 hr. 54 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Elia Kazan
    In Theaters:
    Dec 15, 1963 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 8, 2011

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America, America (The Anatolian Smile) Reviews

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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Elia Kazan's Greek uncle, who was the first of his family to emigrate to the United States, is paid a splendid tribute by his nephew in the new film, America, America.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 3, 2012
Variety Staff
Variety
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Elia Kazan gives a penetrating, thorough and profoundly affecting account of the hardships endured and surmounted at the turn of the century by a young Greek lad

Full Review Source: Variety

February 3, 2012
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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The entire movie benefits from its authenticity, geographical, historical and emotional, and may be seen as one of the peaks of Kazan's career.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 3, 2012
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Kazan's personal film, drawing on the immigration experience of his family, was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar but was a big commercial flop.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: C+

February 24, 2011

TV Guide's Movie Guide

A nicely told, occasionally highly emotional story, but the main purpose of the film seems to be to give writer-director Elia Kazan an excuse to pat himself on the back.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2/4

January 31, 2012
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

... while rich with detail of the life and culture of early 20th Century Turkey, it doesn't flow as much as pool around various episodes on the road of Stavros' education.

Full Review Source: Parallax View

February 13, 2011
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