• PG, 1 hr. 53 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    George Lucas
    In Theaters:
    Aug 1, 1973 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 15, 1998
  • Universal Pictures

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American Graffiti Reviews

Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine
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This superb and singular film catches not only the charm and tribal energy of the teen-age 1950s but also the listlessness and the resignation that underscored it all like an incessant bass line in one of the rock-'n'-roll songs of the period.

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July 7, 2014
A.D. Murphy
Variety
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There is brilliant interplaying and underplaying, of script, performers and direction which will raise howls of laughter from audiences, yet never descends on the screen to overdone mugging, pratfall and other heavy-handed devices normally employed.

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June 27, 2007
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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A brilliant work of popular art, it redefined nostalgia as a marketable commodity and established a new narrative style, with locale replacing plot, that has since been imitated to the point of ineffectiveness.

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June 27, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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The film that launched a thousand careers.

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June 24, 2006
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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American Graffiti acts almost as a milestone to show us how far (and in many cases how tragically) we have come.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

October 23, 2004
Roger Greenspun
New York Times
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It is a very good movie, funny, tough, unsentimental.

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May 21, 2003
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