• Unrated, 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Desmond Nakano
    In Theaters:
    May 12, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 22, 2007
  • Warner Home Video

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American Pastime Reviews

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Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

Full of interesting characters and placed in a charged setting, but the preachy and obvious spin it takes is ultimately melodramatic and predictable.

Full Review Source: Movie Views

August 24, 2010
Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com

American Pastime asks what it truly means to be an American. What better question to ask these days?

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

November 15, 2007
David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com

While everything else about Pastime is very good, it's all rooted in a mediocre screenplay.

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 9, 2007
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee

While historically sensitive and thought-provoking, the film has serious flaws. The story line is scattered and the direction uneven.

Full Review Source: Fresno Bee | Original Score: C

May 16, 2007
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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A moving, heartfelt drama.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 11, 2007
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

American Pastime's inclusive, forgiving message could hardly be more admirable. It could have been more exciting, though.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 11, 2007
Robert Abele
L.A. Weekly
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With such rich material about dreams deferred, it's disheartening that co-writer-director Desmond Nakano's nobly made but patchy drama mires itself in nostalgia tropes and storytelling clichés.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

May 10, 2007
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Rich period detail and solid performances by [Aaron] Yoo and Gary Cole.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

April 13, 2007
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The historical elements -- particularly those that deal with Japanese internment camps during World War II -- definitely make the movie worthwhile.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 3/4

April 12, 2007
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