Movies Like American Movie

Opening

—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
27% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
81% The Congress Aug 29
67% Life Of Crime Aug 29

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
39% If I Stay $15.7M
20% Let's Be Cops $10.8M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
45% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
20% Into The Storm $3.8M

Coming Soon

—— Innocence Sep 05
—— The Identical Sep 05
—— The Longest Week Sep 05
67% The House of Magic Sep 05
73% God Help the Girl Sep 05

New Episodes Tonight

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Franklin & Bash: Season 4
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
57% Legends: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— Covert Affairs: Season 5
88% Finding Carter: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— Pretty Little Liars: Season 5
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 5
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3
60% Tyrant: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

American Movie Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

September 7, 2011
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

With American Movie, director Chris Smith finds the heart of cinema in the unlikely environs of Milwaukee.

Full Review Source: City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

September 1, 2009

much more fun than the actual short film

| Original Score: 4.5/5

May 19, 2008
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Despite some lulls in pacing, American Movie ends up an inspiring and very entertaining look at a true dreamer.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

December 4, 2006

Film Threat

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

December 6, 2005

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4.5/5

December 6, 2005
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies

Full Review Source: Zertinet Movies | Original Score: 4/4

October 5, 2005
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

A warm and funny tribute to the passion for film as well as the drive and determination of dreamers in general.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3/4

December 20, 2004
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian

An inspiration for every dreamer with too many excuses. If this chowderhead can make his movie, you can realize your ambition, too.

July 14, 2004
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Smith takes care not to make fun of his subject, even though the temptation must have been there.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 4, 2003

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/5

July 30, 2003
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

| Original Score: 3/5

July 16, 2003
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly

| Original Score: 3.5/4

May 14, 2003
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

| Original Score: 3/5

March 6, 2003
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

When a film feels this rooted and comfortable with itself, it's hard to assail its faults -- in this case, a steadfast refusal to handle its characters with anything other than heart-shaped kid gloves.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Today | Original Score: B

January 16, 2003

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4.5/5

December 8, 2002

Film Threat

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

December 8, 2002
Jon Niccum
Pitch.com

Like Ed Wood, this is the story of a man with debatable talent who is so artistically driven that his raw enthusiasm keeps him afloat when finances and ability conspire against him.

Full Review Source: Pitch.com | Original Score: 4/4

November 13, 2002
James Rocchi
Netflix

Documentary about a Wisconsin wanna-be filmmaker is funny, honest.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 5/5

November 7, 2002
Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly
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October 7, 2002

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Glenn Lovell
Variety
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March 26, 2009
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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February 9, 2006

Houston Chronicle
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July 21, 2005

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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February 21, 2004
Charles Taylor
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002

CinemaBlend.com
August 12, 2002
Ray Greene
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

Movieline
January 9, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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January 1, 2000

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Mark Reiter
PopMatters
January 1, 2000
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Amy Taubin
Village Voice
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January 1, 2000
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

January 1, 2000
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