American Pastime Reviews

August 24, 2010
Full of interesting characters and placed in a charged setting, but the preachy and obvious spin it takes is ultimately melodramatic and predictable.
November 15, 2007
American Pastime asks what it truly means to be an American. What better question to ask these days?
June 9, 2007
While everything else about Pastime is very good, it's all rooted in a mediocre screenplay.
May 16, 2007
While historically sensitive and thought-provoking, the film has serious flaws. The story line is scattered and the direction uneven.
May 11, 2007
A moving, heartfelt drama.
May 11, 2007
American Pastime's inclusive, forgiving message could hardly be more admirable. It could have been more exciting, though.
May 10, 2007
With such rich material about dreams deferred, it's disheartening that co-writer-director Desmond Nakano's nobly made but patchy drama mires itself in nostalgia tropes and storytelling clichs.
April 13, 2007
Rich period detail and solid performances by [Aaron] Yoo and Gary Cole.
April 12, 2007
The historical elements -- particularly those that deal with Japanese internment camps during World War II -- definitely make the movie worthwhile.