God Bless America (2012)



Critic Consensus: A darkly comic polemic on modern culture, God Bless America is uneven and somewhat this but the ideas behind this revenge fulfillment journey has primal appeal.

Movie Info

Frank (Joel Murray) has had enough of the downward spiral of American culture. Divorced, recently fired, and possibly terminally ill, Frank truly has nothing left to live for. But instead of taking his own life, he buys a gun and decides to take out his frustration on the cruelest, stupidest, most intolerant people he can imagine -- starting with some particularly odious reality television stars. Frank finds an unusual accomplice in a high-school student named Roxy (Tara Lynne Barr), who shares … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Bobcat Goldthwait, Bob Goldthwait
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 3, 2012
Box Office: $0.1M
Magnolia Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for God Bless America

All Critics (107) | Top Critics (24)

Goldthwait's bile may be cathartic, but it also feels a bit cheap.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

It takes dead aim at the culpability of hate-mongering politicians, the religious right and reality TV stars in making the United States the meanest, rudest country in the world.

Full Review… | June 2, 2013
The Patriot Ledger

A brilliant, fearless, and merciless indictment of American culture, and how we've become the lowest common denominator

Full Review… | March 8, 2013
Cinema Crazed

Bobcat Goldthwait's God Bless America works well as a black comedy and as a satirical look at pop culture and human behavior.

Full Review… | January 15, 2013
We Got This Covered

It's an intriguing satirical idea, and it works very effectively in places, while being tremendously didactic and heavy-handed in others.

Full Review… | December 4, 2012
ABC Radio (Australia)

Sicko one-trick pony film, whose black comedy is tiresome and mostly unfunny.

Full Review… | December 3, 2012
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Audience Reviews for God Bless America


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Jens S.

Super Reviewer

Really...let's glamorize people that want to shoot other people for annoying them. Wonderful...

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


Upon hearing he has an inoperable brain tumor, mild-mannered Frank goes on a killing spree targeting reality TV stars, conservative talk show hosts, and others whom he sees as representing the worst of American mean-spiritedness; he's joined in his project by an outcast teen girl. Bobcat Goldthwait's angry but preachy black comedy is sort of an aging hipster version of Joel Shumaker's FALLING DOWN, but with zero subtlety. Frank doesn't speak in sentences, he speaks in editorials.

Greg S

Super Reviewer

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