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American Dreamz Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
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
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
December 13, 2006
A comedy that delivers in every way, "American Dreamz" easily gets my vote.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Carolyn Arends
Christianity Today
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
Collin Souter
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
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 6, 2006
Cleverly written and performed, it's entertaining but uneven.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
May 5, 2006
A moderately engaging satire, some of it amusing and some of it strained, but in considerable measure it reflects a strange circumstance in all our lives.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
April 27, 2006
Weitz's rousing satire is no dream: It's the mad, mad real world of America in the year 2006.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 26, 2006
This is a heady mix, but it sounds funnier than it plays, because it needed a Billy Wilder level of cynicism, and Weitz doesn't have anything like that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 25, 2006
So much potential left unused...frustrating. I walked out of American Dreamz feeling good, but it was the kind of fluffy good that this movie should have been mocking, not emulating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
April 24, 2006
[A] sharply incisive zinger that condemns the American people for... being perfectly willing to be manipulated by their leaders and their entertainers...
Eric Lurio
Entertainment Insiders
April 23, 2006
okay for what it is
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
April 23, 2006
What's interesting about the movie is that, while it's only moderately funny, it's extremely amusing...It held my interest throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 22, 2006
The Roman rulers used to distract the populace from the problems of corruption and decadence with "bread and circuses." Today's equivalent might be junk food and television, especially "reality" television.
Read More | Original Score: B
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
April 22, 2006
If revenge is a dish best served cold, satire is a dish best served acidically funny and American Dreamz dishes it out in a display of filmic bravado.
Matthew Turner
April 21, 2006
Enjoyable, sharply-observed satire with a great script and strong comic performances from the entire cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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April 21, 2006
Many of us have an American Dream: to go to the movies and laugh. The new comedy American Dreamz will fulfill that fantasy for some people.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
April 21, 2006
American Dreamz is often a lot of fun, thanks to Weitz's cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
April 21, 2006
American Dreamz is the rare case of a movie that gets better as it goes along.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
April 21, 2006
The topics of American Dreamz are very broad, but the targeting is often lasered.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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