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American Son Reviews

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September 20, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 8, 2009
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."
Read More | Original Score: 74/100
August 29, 2009
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.
August 23, 2009
American Son is one of the few modern takes on the material that never once apologizes for its warrior-in-waiting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 21, 2009
Meticulously crafted, low-budget, excellently performed character piece that resonates with integrity as it shows us one more example of what an American son looks like.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 8, 2009
A powerful yet nuanced work
January 3, 2009
Though well acted and occasionally poignant, this coming of age story of a black soldier on leave is too familiar and conventional to play in competition in a fest like Sundance.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 8, 2008
This soldier's story proves interesting but insubstantial.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 1, 2008
It may be the first Iraq war-related movie that can equally appeal to both left and right
January 24, 2008
Blessed with a powerful, honest screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 24, 2008
Stirringly told, American Son dramatizes a harsh social reality and tributes this nation's fighting force.
January 22, 2008
This is conventional dramatic material played with an occasionally heavy hand, but sculpted with care and quiet assurance by helmer Neil Abramson.
January 29, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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