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American Graffiti Reviews

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September 5, 2013
Anyone who has spent their teenage years cruising up and down Main Street will connect with the film... which is part of the reason I didn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 6, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
August 1, 2017
The movie is a comic poem which celebrates the past but also catalogues its textures with telling precision. American Graffiti looks like no other movie, an achievement which is always the best measure of a truly gifted director.
January 2, 2011
Coming-of-age classic still a must-see for teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 15, 2013
Nearly 40 years later it still plays as a loose and vibrant testament to an era that is so distinctly America.
April 22, 2011
It's one of the all-time great feel good films, but its sly cultural commentary is what makes it the masterpiece that it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 23, 2004
American Graffiti acts almost as a milestone to show us how far (and in many cases how tragically) we have come.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 14, 2012
Brilliant and highly influential.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
July 7, 2014
Wonderfully evoking the feel and spirit of the era, this is one of those rare movies you live through rather than watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 25, 2002
Rock-solid proof that Lucas CAN write characters ... or at least COULD. Great cast, warm nostalgia, and wonderful music.
| Original Score: 5/5
September 18, 2002
Destined to be an instant classic. The performances are timeless.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 13, 2002
I love Star Wars more, but strictly speaking, this is probably a better film.
| Original Score: 5/5
September 11, 2014
Maybe the best film about teenagers ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
July 9, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
October 21, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
July 7, 2014
This superb and singular film catches not only the charm and tribal energy of the teen-age 1950s but also the listlessness and the resignation that underscored it all like an incessant bass line in one of the rock-'n'-roll songs of the period.
June 27, 2007
There is brilliant interplaying and underplaying, of script, performers and direction which will raise howls of laughter from audiences, yet never descends on the screen to overdone mugging, pratfall and other heavy-handed devices normally employed.
June 24, 2006
The film that launched a thousand careers.
September 3, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
American Graffiti has a timeless power that speaks to everyone who was ever a teenager.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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