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American Heart Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 31, 2015
It's a pity that the plot culminates in a slew of melodramatic contrivances that leave a lot of strands hanging.

TV Guide
January 31, 2015
Never feels real for a second.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
January 31, 2015
Not since "Straight Time" with Dustin Hoffman has there been a film that more convincingly depicted the plight of the ex-con in his struggle to earn an honest living than the engaging "American Heart."
Steve Beard
Empire Magazine
January 31, 2015
Although Jack moves across America somehow the character development gets left behind and for a road trip movie to have a stagnant narrative is not a good sign.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Todd McCarthy
March 26, 2009
A gritty, well-meaning drama about a father and son on the fringes of society.
Emanuel Levy
April 25, 2006
The film begins as a gritty look at down-and-out lives in Seattle, but becomes a more conventional father-son melodrama, though the acting Jeff Bridges and Edward Furlong is good.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Tom Charity
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Compassionate; moving; heavy-going.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 20, 2003
A gritty tale about a down-and-out father and son who inch toward a loving relationship
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It's time to recognize Mr. Bridges as the most underappreciated great actor of his generation.
Michael Szymanski
November 4, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 20, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
October 18, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Faires
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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