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Americano Reviews

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
June 15, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
June 14, 2012
It is wistful and nostalgic, and at the same time full of restless curiosity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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June 14, 2012
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.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
June 14, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2/5
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
June 14, 2012
Demy leans heavily on a cinematic legacy that also seems to hold him back.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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David Fear
Time Out
June 12, 2012
The wounded characters eventually slouch toward redemption; the movie they're in, however, isn't nearly as lucky.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
June 12, 2012
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.
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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
September 19, 2011
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.
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Peter Debruge
Variety
September 16, 2011
Though Demy's approach breaks no new ground, directorially speaking, Martin's personal journey finds a fresh angle on a universal piece of wisdom.