America America Reviews

March 16, 2020
In his unswerving insistence upon America as Redeemer, Kazan has made a kind of miracle play.
August 12, 2019
America America goes on for three hours, which is too long. The characters are picturesque and predictable.
October 14, 2013
Kazan allows the viewer to be removed from the film but also engage in the emotion of the moment
February 3, 2012
Elia Kazan gives a penetrating, thorough and profoundly affecting account of the hardships endured and surmounted at the turn of the century by a young Greek lad
February 3, 2012
The entire movie benefits from its authenticity, geographical, historical and emotional, and may be seen as one of the peaks of Kazan's career.
January 31, 2012
A nicely told, occasionally highly emotional story, but the main purpose of the film seems to be to give writer-director Elia Kazan an excuse to pat himself on the back.
February 13, 2011
... while rich with detail of the life and culture of early 20th Century Turkey, it doesn't flow as much as pool around various episodes on the road of Stavros' education.
February 1, 2008
One of Kazan's most autobiographical films, drawing on the immigration of his uncle, was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, but never found an audience.
January 28, 2008
One of the greatest ever immigrant pics.