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American Dreamz Reviews

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September 26, 2017
[Director Paul Weitz] daringly explores various kinds of nihilism, comparing the self-obliterating nature of both extremism and fame.
December 28, 2010
American Dreamz tries hard to be both important and farcical, but it leans a bit too much towards farce without being funny enough to pull that off either. It's decent, but uninspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 30, 2009
The pieces are all in place for a slashing Preston Sturges jamboree. All that's missing are balls
April 29, 2009
Weitz and crew almost create a "Satire for Dummies" film, featuring gags and social commentary that are neither funny, nor edgy...
April 20, 2009
Writer/Director Paul Wietz ("In Good Company") tries his hand at creating a topical satire of our current American social-political crisis and comes up far short of capturing the brutal climate of a country running on the fumes of its dismembered civil ri
Full Review | Original Score: D
April 8, 2007
Did writer-director Paul Weitz think that U.S. audiences would be too dumb to appreciate actual satire?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
December 13, 2006
A comedy that delivers in every way, "American Dreamz" easily gets my vote.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 30, 2006
Viewers are left with nearly two hours of dull, rather obvious gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 8, 2006
In a way, this film talks out of both sides of its mouth -- lampooning and loving its targets at the same time. But most viewers, I suspect, won't mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 7, 2006
After a promising start, the film visibly deflates before your eyes, as joke after joke falls flat and Weitz himself seems to forget why he thought the premise was funny in the first place.
June 24, 2006
...Opting for a broad, light mood that's at complete odds with the darker potential of its political premise.
June 11, 2006
It has the good sense to hold up a mirror to ourselves, only instead of making us feel guilty and stupid, it makes us feel inclusive and in on the big joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 13, 2006
There's the seed of a good satire in American Dreamz, but the film flops spectacularly due to a poorly written screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
May 12, 2006
A satire that sets its sights too high and elicits only a few laughs here and there.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
May 12, 2006
his movie, full of easy swipes at easy targets, comes off like that overly chummy guy at a party who got drunk too early and goes around taking too long to set up a joke that's already been beaten to death.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 7, 2006
Dreamz is a nightmare!
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/10
May 6, 2006
Subtlety and sincerity go out the window in favour of crass stereotypes and easy jibes ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 6, 2006
Cleverly written and performed, it's entertaining but uneven.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 6, 2006
... American Dreamz is kind of all over the place from the beginning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 6, 2006
For all its misguided qualities, the movie is at least perfectly cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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