• Unrated, 1 hr. 45 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Mathieu Demy
    In Theaters:
    Jun 15, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Oct 30, 2012
  • Bac Films
  • Americano
    2 minutes 4 seconds
    Added: Jan 30, 2012

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Americano Reviews

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JimmyO
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

...if you can't get past the flaws, you could always rent it just to see Salma's exotic dance number.

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 6/10

June 24, 2012
Shannon M. Houston
Paste Magazine

A film with a compelling story (though far too dependent on a single character) fails to move its audience, even as its own scenes somehow fail to move their protagonist.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 5.5/10

June 15, 2012
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
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While Hayek isn't bad, Lola is a stock character, and very little that transpires after her arrival recovers the interest so beautifully constructed in the beginning.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 15, 2012
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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It is wistful and nostalgic, and at the same time full of restless curiosity.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 14, 2012
Mark Jenkins
NPR
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The film's appeal has less to do with plot than mood. Demy balances his father's romanticism and his mother's naturalism, taking cues from both.

Full Review Source: NPR

June 14, 2012
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Scenes of the director as a school-age boy in a Varda film are haunting, but end up simply sparking a desire to see Varda's work. It may take time for the son to catch his own wave.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

June 14, 2012
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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Demy leans heavily on a cinematic legacy that also seems to hold him back.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C

June 14, 2012
David Fear
Time Out New York
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The wounded characters eventually slouch toward redemption; the movie they're in, however, isn't nearly as lucky.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

June 12, 2012
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
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Americano, which Demy also wrote and stars in, is an ambivalent, occasionally touching work of homage to his parents, yet one whose clumsiness only underscores the superiority of their directly quoted films.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 12, 2012
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

This odd hybrid of in-search-of-mother quest and lurid border-town pulp shows a humane intimacy mostly in touches borrowed from the filmmaker's estimable parents.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 12, 2012
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve

Often hypnotic, this small, well-acted piece focuses on a middle-aged man intent on fulfilling his departed mother's final wish.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: B

May 30, 2012
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A French man follows his quest to find out more about his estranged mother following her death in Venice, California.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 23, 2012
David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
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The primary appeal of Americano lies in witnessing the attempt of a famous progeny to forge his own creative path, as Demy's struggle with artistic inheritance resonates throughout unmoored Martin's voyage between past and present.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

September 19, 2011
Peter Debruge
Variety
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Though Demy's approach breaks no new ground, directorially speaking, Martin's personal journey finds a fresh angle on a universal piece of wisdom.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 16, 2011
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