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American Gun Reviews

April 21, 2006
It's a bit like watching a weaker version of Crash, with fewer coincidences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 7, 2006
The guns seem to have been shoved in various characters' pockets as afterthought, and Avelino's interlocking stories never click.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 6, 2006
[Avelino] shows an almost tender restraint in his story-telling, not pounding us with a message but simply looking steadily at how guns have made these lives difficult.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 6, 2006
While not a perfect movie by any means -- a few scenes feel forced -- there is plenty to recommend it, even beyond the truly great performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 28, 2006
It's so well done.
March 24, 2006
While this is not exactly a hopeful movie, it's a polished exercise in the kind of social commentary that can wake people up.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 23, 2006
Handy rule of thumb for first- time filmmakers: No more than one crying scene per film, please. Like any other commodity, tears aren't worth much if they're overstocked.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 23, 2006
While the movie feigns objectivity, it's clear from the start that, for Avelino and co-writer Steven Bagatourian, there's not a scenario imaginable in which having a firearm on hand would be preferable to not having one.
March 22, 2006
This stridently sorrowful polemic against the proliferation of handguns in the United States consists of three fictional vignettes.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 22, 2006
Avelino's message about America's gun-happy culture is so foursquare and what-you-see-is-what-you-get that it's possible to walk out of the film wondering if you missed the point.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 21, 2006
The acting is pro enough to keep your blood up, but the reverb is minimal.
November 8, 2005
Skittishly paced and dramatically diffuse, American Gun misfires.
September 13, 2005
Painfully earnest but dramatically inert.