Moving but slightly graphic; mature teens only.
| Original Score: 4/5
"In America" serves as a peaceful reminder of the simplicity and clarity with which kids can stare down death and help adults come to a place of comfort - earning its cries as cathartic cleansing.
| Original Score: 4/4
Sheridan's semi-personal immigration drama is simple and modest to a fault but it's sporadically touching and well acted, particularly by Samantha Morton, who deserves an Oscar nod.
| Original Score: B-
Such a lovely film I couldn't help but flip over it.
The result is a blend of kitchen-sink and magical realism: sentimental, but well acted and freshly observed.
A sappy, self-congratulatory tale of triumph of penniless newcomers over every sort of adversity, and a close brush with death every time they set foot outside of their apartment.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Lovingly shot, with a remarkable debut from Sarah Bolger, who along with sister Emma, gives one of the greatest ever child performances.
The pairing of two brilliant, loose-cannon actors gets the film a long way.
A solid, if unspectacular family film.
| Original Score: 3/5
In America contains enough magic and sincerity to cover the proverbial multitude of cinematic sins.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Superbly evokes the depression, anxiety, joy, misery, and aggravation of family life.
| Original Score: B+
A genuinely touching movie about a family that doesn't condescend to audiences or wrap its lessons into neat, tidy packages.
Sheridan should also be applauded for keeping the film going at a nice pace, sprinkling it with many lighter moments, as well as one of the more suspenseful scenes from any movie last year.
| Original Score: 8/10
...a scrapbook of family history that has gained poignancy through the showing and telling but remains recognizably a family story rather than a myth or epic.
| Original Score: A-
Sheridan finds room to examine the experience of immigrants, AIDS patients, struggling artists, pregnant mothers, and fathers losing faith in both themselves and God
| Original Score: A
At its best, the movie has a supernal glow that you can practically warm your hands by.
In America gets better after a muddled start.
The film's blend of heartbreak and hope is perhaps Sheridan’s greatest achievement, and it gives us a work that’s as lovable as it is challenging.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
In America es, hasta el momento, la película más personal del realizador más importante que ha dado el cine de Irlanda en los últimos 15 años.
Two child actors provide the strongest sense of realty in a disjointed tearjerker, where there's a disconnect between what is said and what is shown.
| Original Score: 2.25/5