American History X Reviews

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August 19, 2011
Norton is an amazing actor, a hot-dog whose delight in transformation is infectious.
June 24, 2006
Two things hold the interest: Norton's astounding performance, and a feeling for the male reality of reactionary working class environments.
October 7, 2002
The problem is that Kaye, who's used to selling cars on TV, shoots Derek the Hater as lovingly as he would a new Volkswagen.
April 12, 2002
What partly redeems American History X from its most preachy excesses -- and makes it worth seeing -- is a brilliant, career-high performance by actor Edward Norton.
February 14, 2001
Though well-intentioned, turns out to be a simplistic and unconvincing look at a serious problem.
January 1, 2000
While this movie is sometimes overbaked, it is the first major studio release in a while to engross wall-to-wall.
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
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.
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