American Gun Reviews

April 29, 2009
A fitting send off to one of America's best actors who dominates the screen.
January 29, 2007
A moving morality play indicting America for its ongoing love affair with the Second Amendment.
May 19, 2006
It isn't trite or strident - it doesn't shout or pound the desk - and, in a way, its own thoughtfulness is its worst enemy.
May 6, 2006
April 21, 2006
What we're left with after watching "American Gun" isn't a sense of who's right or who's wrong, but more of a sadness that so many people feel so powerless and afraid that they think owning a gun will set things right.
April 14, 2006
Rather than blast us with a strong polemic, Avelino chooses to trace what are often the everyday ramifications of living in an armed society.
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.
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.
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.
March 22, 2006
Many guns litter this multicharacter examination of the insidious ways firearms have become a fixture in American life, but only one is ever fired and with devastating results.
March 18, 2006
'American Gun' takes the wise step of looking not at a particular school massacre, but at those intimately affected.