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America's Heart and Soul Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Four stars to the subjects of this movie, and two stars to the way they have been boiled down into cute pictures and sound bites.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

July 2, 2004
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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The film would make a better fit on television or at one of Disney's theme parks.

June 29, 2004
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

Singing a few rounds of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' is much more stirring, and doesn't take nearly as long.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C-

July 5, 2004
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com

Full Review Source: FilmJerk.com | Original Score: C

August 16, 2004
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

After a while America's Heart & Soul turns into an offensive parade of smiling poor people.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

July 2, 2004
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

America's Heart and Soul is a celebration of freedom and individualism that presents a startling expose of our moral blindness.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

July 2, 2004
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

It's... all slo-mo stars-and-stripes in the warm breeze of apple-pie freedom and the golden light of soft-focus diversity. We're the best!

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

July 2, 2004
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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Schwartzberg hears America singing, and the cacophony of sugary, inspirational sentiments would make Walt Whitman vomit in his grave.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 1, 2004
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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A pumped-up, plotless montage of extraordinary landscapes, colorful wildlife, and interesting people performing feats of derring-do.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

July 1, 2004
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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The movie is rigged to hit so many folks' personal high notes that it seems a little shrill.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 2, 2004
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Depth, complexity, questions, expanse of feeling -- these are things that make America great. How terrible that a film called America's Heart and Soul missed both those elements.

| Original Score: D

July 2, 2004
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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America's Heart & Soul is as one-sided as Fahrenheit 9/11 -- just minus Moore's occasional humor and constant passion.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

July 2, 2004
Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
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Less evocative and honest in all its 88 minutes than, say, just one of the throwaway establishing shots of Angela Arenivar's dusty Texas-panhandle hometown in last year's Spellbound, a true American movie with a lot more heart and soul.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

July 7, 2004
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

In this film even homeless people have something positive to say about the country.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

July 9, 2004
Kathy Cano Murillo
Arizona Republic
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The snapshots can be heartwarming, but the film would be better suited for a Hallmark Channel special or, better, a Disneyland theme-park attraction.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 1, 2004
Jon Strickland
L.A. Weekly
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Louis Schwartzberg both surprises and frustrates with this schizophrenic feature debut.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

June 30, 2004
Laura Sinagra
Village Voice
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As platitudinous subjects jaw off and amber grain duly waves, ersatz cowboys, car decorators, salsa dancers, and steel workers praise tradition and values with Coke-ad fervor.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 29, 2004
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

America's Heart & Soul could just as easily be called Stock Footage: The Movie.

Full Review Source: New Times

June 29, 2004
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

A pretty but platitudinous paean to American freedom and diversity in which never is heard a discouraging word.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: C

June 29, 2004
Phoebe Flowers
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

America's Heart & Soul feels like nothing more than a conservative-sanctioned propaganda piece meant to inspire a sort of dubious, two-dimensional patriotism.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

July 1, 2004
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Peg Aloi
PopMatters
November 11, 2004

Boston Phoenix
July 3, 2004

AV Club
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July 3, 2004

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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July 3, 2004
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