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American Pastime Reviews

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May 16, 2007
While historically sensitive and thought-provoking, the film has serious flaws. The story line is scattered and the direction uneven.
Read More | Original Score: C
June 9, 2007
While everything else about Pastime is very good, it's all rooted in a mediocre screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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 clichés.
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.
April 13, 2007
Rich period detail and solid performances by [Aaron] Yoo and Gary Cole.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 11, 2007
American Pastime's inclusive, forgiving message could hardly be more admirable. It could have been more exciting, though.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 15, 2007
American Pastime asks what it truly means to be an American. What better question to ask these days?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 11, 2007
A moving, heartfelt drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 12, 2007
The historical elements -- particularly those that deal with Japanese internment camps during World War II -- definitely make the movie worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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