God Bless America Reviews

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 17, 2012
Embora não seja engraçado como acredita ser, a honestidade do roteiro em sua frustração com a futilidade contemporânea é algo refrescante em meio a tantos projetos sem personalidade ou ponto de vista.
| Original Score: 4/5
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
July 14, 2012
This black comedy is directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, who miraculously makes the two characters sympathetic. How he does that is still a mystery to me. "God Bless America" makes me feel most uneasy. But, it's hard not to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
July 13, 2012
God Bless America is a modern-day parable... It's not always easy to watch, but it's got a lot to say. Just be prepared to have your worldview challenged.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
July 13, 2012
There's something disingenuous about this being made by a filmmaker whose claim to fame was appearing in Police Academy 2, Hot to Trot and Shakes the Clown. But I'd be lying if I didn't admit that there's something cathartic about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jason Solomons
Observer [UK]
July 8, 2012
Somehow the shoddiness of the film-making and the flatness of the writing dilute the anger and inspire a numbing tedium.
July 7, 2012
A combination of blatant shock tactics and poignant, pin-sharp verbal tirades from its lead that are rendered darkly amusing, or you would cry with despair at the apparent truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
July 6, 2012
The movie has the courage of its convictions all the way up to the closing credits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
July 6, 2012
It does take a sledgehammer to crack a walnut and eventually falls victim to the law of diminishing returns but it doesn't pull its punches and is often outrageously funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alex Zane
Sun Online
July 6, 2012
While the satire works at times the jokes wear thin and there are moments of really bad taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
July 5, 2012
The satire feels hand-me-down and weak, and Goldthwait is firing blanks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
July 5, 2012
The new film's fire-power is too sloppy, too wide-spread; it barely scathes even the easy target of an American television talent show complete with Simon Cowell clone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
July 4, 2012
Goldthwait targets today's mixed-up and decidedly shallow celebrity culture with one of the sharpest scripts this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
July 4, 2012
I sympathize with its attitudes... But Goldthwait -- as writer and director -- doesn't know what to do with this except rage incoherently and ineffectively at the state of the world...

July 4, 2012
An excellent film that picks up where its predecessors left off, blazing trails for a new era of American satire. What it lacks in delicacy it makes up in energy, drive and hilarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Matthew Turner
July 4, 2012
An entertaining black comedy that takes some satisfying pot-shots at some very deserving targets, but the script quickly leaves itself with nowhere to go and the second half is disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
July 3, 2012
Go for the spot-on rant about Diablo Cody, but stay for the chaotic, vital commentary on a noxious cultural milieu.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
R. L. Shaffer
July 3, 2012
God Bless America is an angry film, with some good points and plenty of amusing satire, but it's ultimately bogged down by dull pacing and way too many rants and monologues.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Adam Lee Davies
Little White Lies
July 3, 2012
Goldthwait shows a knack for pin-pointing the sulphurous hues within the kaleidoscopic rainbow of alienation and frustration, but has sadly failed to paint any of them black.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Emma Simmonds
The List
July 2, 2012
Its jubilant anarchism intermittently excites, there's a smattering of well-executed gags and the cathartic violence set to euphoric tunes offers some (extremely) bad taste satisfaction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Wilding
Empire Magazine
July 1, 2012
Sharp on the fallibility of human foibles and sometimes stingingly funny, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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