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America, America (The Anatolian Smile) Reviews

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View
February 13, 2011
... 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.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 31, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Variety Staff
February 3, 2012
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
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 3, 2012
The entire movie benefits from its authenticity, geographical, historical and emotional, and may be seen as one of the peaks of Kazan's career.
Emanuel Levy
February 24, 2011
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 | Original Score: C+
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
February 3, 2012
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 | Original Score: 4.5/5
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