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An American Affair Reviews

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February 27, 2009
This is not, by any reasonable definition of the term, a professional film, even though several experienced and established actors have been inveigled to inhabit it
February 27, 2009
Gretchen Mol, lounging semi-nude as she smokes near an open Georgetown window, would spark any young man's curiosity and recklessness. But the assassination story line is absurd.
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
March 6, 2009
There are scenes that work here and there, but regrettably not nearly enough to hold the film together. In the end, this affair is definitely not one to remember.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 2, 2009
Start to finish, [the film] makes absolutely no sense.
March 2, 2009
Painfully contrived
February 23, 2009
An unholy genre mutation undreamt of on the isle of Dr. Moreau, An American Affair piggybacks the pubescent sexual awakening sapfest onto the JFK assassination conspiracy thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
February 26, 2009
If you can get past the exploitation-of-minors thing, there's a tawdry exuberance to moments like the one in which the twerp and his overage girlfriend drunkenly splash paint on each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
July 22, 2009
so absurd and convoluted that even JFK's legacy can't subdue its preposterousness
| Original Score: 1/5
February 25, 2009
A cliché-ridden hodgepodge of film genres.
February 26, 2009
Sketchily written, clumsily directed and poorly acted, even history-conspiracy aficionados will be left cold.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 2, 2009
Turns out An American Affair needed more than a name change to save itself from embarrassment.
February 27, 2009
Even Oliver Stone would giggle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 1, 2009
Even the famous M Street stairs from "The Exorcist" are out of place in the climax of this lightweight movie.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
February 27, 2009
The most compelling moment comes from archival footage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 12, 2009
The title sums up the bland, unimaginative and cliche-laden thriller/coming-of-age tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 26, 2009
Did Metcalf spend a weekend watching "Summer of '42" and "JFK" and decide they'd make a good mash-up?
Full Review | Original Score: D+
February 27, 2009
An implausible drama about some Washington D.C. people plotting around the time of the assassination of JFK.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
February 27, 2009
It's all presented so earnestly... that you barely realize at the time how preposterous it all is. Intrigue! Cubans! The Bay of Pigs! JFK! It's the coming-of-age tale filtered through the mind of Oliver Stone,
March 2, 2011
gets in its own way by not knowing what kind of story it's telling, and by not knowing whose story it's telling
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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