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American Son Reviews

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Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
August 8, 2008
This soldier's story proves interesting but insubstantial.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 24, 2008
Blessed with a powerful, honest screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
May 8, 2009
A powerful yet nuanced work
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
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
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
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
David Thomas
Filmcritic.com
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
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
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.
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Luke Y. Thompson
L.A. Weekly
July 1, 2008
It may be the first Iraq war-related movie that can equally appeal to both left and right
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Justin Chang
Variety
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.
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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
January 24, 2008
Stirringly told, American Son dramatizes a harsh social reality and tributes this nation's fighting force.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
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+
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
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."
| Original Score: 74/100

Film Threat
January 29, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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