American Son (2008)
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Critic Reviews for American Son
It may be the first Iraq war-related movie that can equally appeal to both left and right
Stirringly told, American Son dramatizes a harsh social reality and tributes this nation's fighting force.
This is conventional dramatic material played with an occasionally heavy hand, but sculpted with care and quiet assurance by helmer Neil Abramson.
ends up being one of the strongest entries in the growing list of films about Iraq even though, ultimately, it probably doesn't belong on that list at all.
The sort of movie that folks who are addicted to a Tom Cruise-style action sequence every three minutes might dismiss as one in which "nothing happens."
Several anti-war films have come along in the past couple of years calling out the war in Iraq. They've covered various conspiracies, big personalities and the front lines. But, perhaps, none have been as human as Neil Abramson's American Son.
Audience Reviews for American Son
I wish I could say I brought myself to sit through all of this because I could see the potential, but it was so unbelievably slow-moving I just couldn't stand it after the first half. Maybe I'll revisit it eventually, but I definitely could not take it today.
A pretty good film with a surprisingly solid performance by Cannon. This film tells the story of a Marines final 96 hours before being shipped off to Iraq. This is a very important story of American soldiers that is told told in a respectful, candid and entertaining nature. 6.5/10.
I was shocked by how much I liked this movie. With just days before Mike is shipped off to Iraq he goes home & decides not to tell anyone that he will soon be going to war. This leads to a good story of family & friends excited to see him & not worry about what he will soon be facing.
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