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America Reviews

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Iris Barry
The Spectator
October 5, 2015
The film itself is ordinary, and shows hardly any trace of the largeness and sensitiveness of vision that made The Birth of a Nation and Intolerance the two finest American films produced in ten years.
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
October 5, 2015
Awesome battle scenes are woven into the story of a family caught up in the currents of history. What's missing is the strong personal feeling that Griffith --whose father fought for the Confederacy -- brought to his story of Reconstruction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

TV Guide
October 5, 2015
What had begun as a stirring saga about a group of ordinary people caught up in the sweep of history degenerates into a potboiler in which history is reduced to local color.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
November 21, 2007
One of Griffith's last great films; a pageant about the American fight for freedom.
| Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
December 27, 2004
Innovative D. W. Griffith silent featuring great events in America's past.
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 21, 2006
Griffith's epic spectacle about the Revolutionary War was based on his 1907 play, War. Shot on location, in Farmington and Summit, N.Y., it features impressive battle scenes and period detail, offering an early glimpse of the Native American onscreen
Full Review | Original Score: B+

Film4
May 24, 2003
While lacking the punch of Birth of a Nation or Intolerance, Griffith's silent depiction of the American Revolution is still an engrossing watch, if only to marvel at the scale of it all.
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