American History X Reviews

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September 9, 2020
The entire project is largely amateurish and incompetent on a technical level.
July 8, 2020
It's a gripping drama and a useful take on learning how to unlearn systemic beliefs.
March 25, 2020
One of the year's more absorbing films.
May 5, 2019
A tale of intergenerational racism and all it brings upon those who fall in line with a hideous ideology. Powerful, brutal, and takes proper aim at white supremacy.
May 16, 2012
American History X advocates that "those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it"? It's a powerful social document and should be part of your film watching curriculum.
August 19, 2011
Norton is an amazing actor, a hot-dog whose delight in transformation is infectious.
August 19, 2011
A well-made, well-acted and often violent film that offers a compelling portrait of redemption and the destructive nature of racism.
December 14, 2010
This dark drama is not for kids.
May 25, 2009
If didactic and overwrought at times, it's also powerful and persuasive. [Blu-ray]
April 16, 2009
...a violent film on a weighty topic...frank and honest, its characters, actions, and ideas compelling the viewer to look further and become involved.
July 23, 2007
Any idiot can make us wince at the ugliness of beatings and shootings.
October 30, 2006
June 24, 2006
Two things hold the interest: Norton's astounding performance, and a feeling for the male reality of reactionary working class environments.
February 26, 2006
Well-intentioned and well-acted but unconvicning, this saga provides an instructive example to the simplistic approach taken by movies when tackling the social problem of racism.
April 9, 2005
American History X is flawed, yes, but is a worthwhile film that covers territories not dealt with in recent years.
August 29, 2004
Pesado e incmodo, discute o racismo com inteligncia e conta com uma interpretao absolutamente impecvel de Edward Norton.
July 29, 2004
December 8, 2002
Derrick's journey to hell and the one back are portrayed organically and gradually.
November 16, 2002
If the message of the film gets a bit didatic, or the storyline balance is a little off ... it hardly matters in the end. American History X is unrelenting.
November 7, 2002
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