• Unrated, 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Babak Shokrian
    In Theaters:
    Apr 22, 2001 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 9, 2006
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America So Beautiful Reviews

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Merle Bertrand
Film Threat

While providing a fresh perspective on a different troubled time in our history, this challenging but flawed film nonetheless manages to be a much needed affirmation of the American Dream.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 27, 2003
Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
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Shokrian ... possesses a sharp eye for detail and a lacerating wit (dulled, unfortunately, by the repetition of ideas and the hammering of points).

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

May 27, 2003

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Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 6, 2005
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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Shokrian, who was born in Tehran, is trying to say something about assimilation and xenophobia, but the predictable story and stereotypical characters do him in.

| Original Score: 1/4

May 30, 2003
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Unfortunately Shokrina's sense of style periodically collapses, and the film falls prey to the worst kind of models.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

May 27, 2003
David Ng
Village Voice
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As much as the film would like to blow the lid off immigrant misery, it deals only in caricatures.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 27, 2003
Lael Loewenstein
Variety
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