American Dreamz Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
December 28, 2010
American Dreamz tries hard to be both important and farcical, but it leans a bit too much towards farce without being funny enough to pull that off either. It's decent, but uninspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 30, 2009
The pieces are all in place for a slashing Preston Sturges jamboree. All that's missing are balls
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Weitz and crew almost create a "Satire for Dummies" film, featuring gags and social commentary that are neither funny, nor edgy...
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 20, 2009
Writer/Director Paul Wietz ("In Good Company") tries his hand at creating a topical satire of our current American social-political crisis and comes up far short of capturing the brutal climate of a country running on the fumes of its dismembered civil ri
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jette Kernion
Cinematical
April 8, 2007
Did writer-director Paul Weitz think that U.S. audiences would be too dumb to appreciate actual satire?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
December 13, 2006
A comedy that delivers in every way, "American Dreamz" easily gets my vote.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
November 30, 2006
Viewers are left with nearly two hours of dull, rather obvious gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Carolyn Arends
Christianity Today
September 8, 2006
In a way, this film talks out of both sides of its mouth -- lampooning and loving its targets at the same time. But most viewers, I suspect, won't mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
July 7, 2006
After a promising start, the film visibly deflates before your eyes, as joke after joke falls flat and Weitz himself seems to forget why he thought the premise was funny in the first place.
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Anna Smith
Time Out
June 24, 2006
...Opting for a broad, light mood that's at complete odds with the darker potential of its political premise.
Collin Souter
eFilmCritic.com
June 11, 2006
It has the good sense to hold up a mirror to ourselves, only instead of making us feel guilty and stupid, it makes us feel inclusive and in on the big joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
May 13, 2006
There's the seed of a good satire in American Dreamz, but the film flops spectacularly due to a poorly written screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
May 12, 2006
A satire that sets its sights too high and elicits only a few laughs here and there.
| Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
his movie, full of easy swipes at easy targets, comes off like that overly chummy guy at a party who got drunk too early and goes around taking too long to set up a joke that's already been beaten to death.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
May 7, 2006
Dreamz is a nightmare!
| Original Score: 3/10
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 6, 2006
Cleverly written and performed, it's entertaining but uneven.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 6, 2006
Subtlety and sincerity go out the window in favour of crass stereotypes and easy jibes ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle
May 6, 2006
... American Dreamz is kind of all over the place from the beginning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Empire Magazine
May 6, 2006
For all its misguided qualities, the movie is at least perfectly cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
May 6, 2006
There's a brilliant movie here somewhere, but it's never quite brought out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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