My Son John Reviews

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Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
August 21, 2012
Leo McCarey's sociopolitical hysterectomy finally hits home video in a Blu-ray that appears downright ashamed of its contents.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
April 15, 2011
Leo McCarey (better known for his screwball comedies) has made an agit-prop, an overtly political film that reflects the fear and paranoia generated by McCarthy in the 1950s.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dan Callahan
House Next Door
February 23, 2011
Robin Wood has written about how McCarey loves romantic couples but seems to loathe families, and this point is borne out most harrowingly in My Son John, the skeleton film in his closet, and one of the most personally revealing.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 29, 2012
The movie is swathed in very thoughtful shades of gray almost throughout.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 3, 2012
Paranoiac emotionally overwrought Red Menace drama.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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