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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.

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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 his sense of rage and disenfranchisement. Together they embark on a nationwide assault on our country's most irritating celebrities. -- (C) Magnet Releasingmore
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Bobcat Goldthwait
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 3, 2012
Box Office: $0.1M
Magnolia Pictures - Official Site


Larry Miller
as Chloe's Dad
Geoffrey Pierson
as Frank's Boss
Dorie Barton
as Chloe's Mom
Lauren Phillips
as Ed's Wife
Guerrin Gardner
as Tampon Throwing Tuff...
Kellie Marie Ramdhan...
as Melissa, Tuff Girl
Aris Alvarado
as Steven Clark
Romeo Brown
as American Superstarz ...
Sandra Vergara
as American Superstarz ...
Jamie Harris
as American Superstarz ...
Alexie Gilmore
as Morning Show Host
James McAndrew
as Morning Show Host
Tom Kenny
as Office Staff
Eliza Coyle
as Office Staff
Jill Talley
as Office Staff
Joe Liss
as Office Staff
Bryce Johnson
as Co-Worker
Cameron Denny
as Office Worker
Danny Geter
as Mutual of Onodaga Se...
Leslie Noble
as Medical Building Wom...
Regan Burns
as Michael Fuller
Bruce Nozick
as TMI Host
Orson Oblowitz
as TMI Flunky
Frank Conniff
as Stan Kurtz
Tom Lenk
as Party Planner #1
Jack Plotnick
as Party Planner #2
Morgan Murphy
as Fast Food Employee
Gilland Jones
as Girl Who Gets Shot i...
Naomi Glick
as Girl Who Doesn't Get...
Jacob Demonte-Finn
as Boy Who Gets Shot in...
Carson Aune
as Boy Who Gets Shot in...
Toby Huss
as Man with Cell Phone ...
Iris Almario
as Sophia Milo
Tony V.
as Pancake Eating Pedop...
Mo Gaffney
as Singing Waitress
David Mendenhall
as Roxy's Father
Steve Agee
as American Superstarz ...
Christopher Doyle
as America Superstarz S...
Kirk Bovill
as Police Captain
Michael Carbonaro
as Robbie Barkley
Philip Anthony Trayl...
as American Superstarz ...
Paul Eliopoulos
as Reverend Goran
Mike Tristano
as Shady Gun Dealer
Lon Gowan
as Audience Member Who ...
Daniel Everson
as Audience Member Who ...
Samantha Droke
as Chloe's BFF
James Rustin
as Chloe's BFF
Nathan Kim
as Dancer
Brad Rowe
as Angry Protestor
Nate Scholz
as Paparazzi
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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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