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American Splendor Reviews

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Glenn Dunks

Like Ghost World before it, Pulcini and Berman have taken an unconventional comic and given it a cinematic make-over.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: A-

June 4, 2014
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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I can't imagine how the filmmakers went about it, let alone pulled the whole thing off, but their film comes together in unpredictable and remarkably pleasurable ways.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

April 12, 2013
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Channels Pekar's vision of art and life as twinned struggles. One of cinema's great first-date sequences is here. We're splendidly shown how a lower-class nine-to-fiver has his own creative selves and richly expressive life.

Full Review Source: Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

May 10, 2012
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Earthy, gritty and real; for older kids.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 5/5

December 21, 2010
Nick Rogers

Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini's biopic about Harvey Pekar - who injected schadenfreude into the superhero-comics world - wonderfully etches one man's exploration of using misery as a creative outlet and, eventually, a critical coping mechanism.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/4

September 25, 2010
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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The rare artist biopic that goes beyond the dull march of events and actually illuminates the creative process.

Full Review Source: AV Club

July 14, 2010
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

The film gives a charming, funny, and many times engrossing account of Pekar which will surely please fans and garner some new ones and I liked it a lot.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Original Score: 3/4

April 29, 2009
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Urban Cinefile

American Splendor is certainly one of the most complete, satisfying and entertaining hybrid of documentary and dramatisation, as well as of live action and 2D animation/comic stills.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 18, 2008

Un film assez lent, mais au récit tout de même fort bien construit

Full Review Source: Panorama | Original Score: 8/10

August 20, 2008
David Ansen
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A glorious rebuke to all this summer's recycled, effects-ridden, laboriously "fun" Hollywood disappointments piled along the wayside like so many crashed cars.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

August 18, 2008
Keith H. Brown
Eye for Film

A life affirming experience, perhaps even a life changing one.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 5/5

December 7, 2007
Rob Gonsalves

The movie is as unclassifiable as the comic -- neither documentary nor biopic, or maybe both.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5/5

July 23, 2007
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

Mr. Giamatti and Ms. Davis seem to feed off each other, bringing out the best performances we've seen from these actors.

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 4/4

July 14, 2007
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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We're constantly kept on our toes regarding issues of representation while Pekar's sour but indefatigible working-class skepticism carries us along.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 17, 2007
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

If you can get through the confusing goings-on of the first reel, then this is a satisfying experience -- funny, touching and tragic by turns. And Giamatti deserves every award going.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

December 30, 2006
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Hugely enjoyable and very clever portrait of Harvey Pekar.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Emanuel Levy

The blend of styles results in an edgy, touching, original story about a working-class man who channels his gloom, grime and longing into comic art

| Original Score: A

November 1, 2005
Jordan Hiller

I expected more from a movie that took home gold in Cannes and wowed 'em at Sundance.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5

March 9, 2005
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic

Giamatti is excellent as Pekar and Hope Davis delivers another wonderful performance as Pekar's third wife Joyce.

Full Review Source: NYC Film Critic | Original Score: 4/5

March 5, 2005
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

American Splendor, despite being interesting and likeable, is a film that could be truly enjoyed only by the fans of Harvey Pekar's work

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10

February 28, 2005
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