American Journey Reviews

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Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine
October 2, 2009
The film's incredibly understated with its depiction of a tarnished land of the free and promises to captivate Europeans and venturesome Americans willing to subject themselves to a bruised utopia.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
October 2, 2009
A mildly engaging documentary that's occasionally insightful, but not quite thorough and illuminating enough to make a truly strong impression.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.1/10
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
September 29, 2009
An impressionistic look at The Americans, Robert Frank's groundbreaking book of photographs, including interviews with some of the figures involved.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
October 1, 2009
An American Journey is short and scattered, and doesn't follow through often enough on its "catching up with The Americans 50 years later" premise.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Mike Hale
New York Times
September 30, 2009
An American Journey is a movie about the making of a book, which puts it in a fairly narrow category.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine
September 28, 2009
American Journey works only sporadically as a supplement to the cultural moment it chronicles, and the passionate, serendipitously intimate breadth of Frank's lens.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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