American History X Reviews

  • Jul 03, 2019

    Just sit on your butt and watch this movie. One of the best movies of the 90's, competing with Terminator 2 and The Matrix.

    Just sit on your butt and watch this movie. One of the best movies of the 90's, competing with Terminator 2 and The Matrix.

  • Jun 26, 2019

    Edward Norton does a great performance! A great cult film with great, gritty acting.

    Edward Norton does a great performance! A great cult film with great, gritty acting.

  • Jun 16, 2019

    classic, not for children

    classic, not for children

  • May 27, 2019

    I was totally enthralled by Norton's acting. At one point, he's a a ranting racist, but in the flashbacks, he's totally believable as an impressionable bright young man influenced by his racist father, his friends, and the environment in which is raised.

    I was totally enthralled by Norton's acting. At one point, he's a a ranting racist, but in the flashbacks, he's totally believable as an impressionable bright young man influenced by his racist father, his friends, and the environment in which is raised.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    Kick ass movie one of the best!!

    Kick ass movie one of the best!!

  • Apr 17, 2019

    Ed Norton is incredible. Very good movie

    Ed Norton is incredible. Very good movie

  • Apr 03, 2019

    Edward Norton plays a skinhead who following a hate crime goes to prison. His interactions force him to reevaluate his world view. Meanwhile, his younger brother tries to emulate his Nazi ways on the outside. A thought provoking and aggressive film about race relations, prejudice, and redemption. Phenomenal performance by edward norton that is both ugly and sympathetic.

    Edward Norton plays a skinhead who following a hate crime goes to prison. His interactions force him to reevaluate his world view. Meanwhile, his younger brother tries to emulate his Nazi ways on the outside. A thought provoking and aggressive film about race relations, prejudice, and redemption. Phenomenal performance by edward norton that is both ugly and sympathetic.

  • Apr 01, 2019

    This is one of the bravest and emotionally gripping films ever made. I don't think people knew what to expect of it when it was released, which is why it wasn't a box office success. It didn't even make $7 million dollars. However, it is one of the most important films ever made with its messages of the the cycle of racism, hate, and the very difficult road to redemption. Also, make sure not to ignore Avery Brooks' sublime performance.

    This is one of the bravest and emotionally gripping films ever made. I don't think people knew what to expect of it when it was released, which is why it wasn't a box office success. It didn't even make $7 million dollars. However, it is one of the most important films ever made with its messages of the the cycle of racism, hate, and the very difficult road to redemption. Also, make sure not to ignore Avery Brooks' sublime performance.

  • Mar 06, 2019

    This movie is hard to watch, just because of certain scenes. But its still a great movie and it needs to be watched. Its an experience thats hard to forget.

    This movie is hard to watch, just because of certain scenes. But its still a great movie and it needs to be watched. Its an experience thats hard to forget.

  • Feb 18, 2019

    What a showcase to the fact that hatred does nothing but destroy. There are so many things to love about this movie: the insistence that they put blinders on and not learn about their "enemy" because only Protestant whites matter (considering that Christ said to love your enemies and do good to those that hate you....), the total and utter hypocrisy of Neo-Nazis and all other hate groups (which includes race-based gangs), how your actions leave a crater in the lives of your loved ones, and how blaming any race, even white people, for your circumstances just leads to victimhood and selfishness. This felt very independent politically, which was really refreshing considering the subject matter. You can't help but feel sorry for the main character and his family, despite the wrong things that he's done, but at the same time, it's important to teach that just because you decide a new path for your life does not mean life is going to get easier. In fact, it often gets harder. The price of honesty and a good conscience is hard work, and even then your past can haunt you. Amazing cinematography throughout the film, and the score was brilliant.

    What a showcase to the fact that hatred does nothing but destroy. There are so many things to love about this movie: the insistence that they put blinders on and not learn about their "enemy" because only Protestant whites matter (considering that Christ said to love your enemies and do good to those that hate you....), the total and utter hypocrisy of Neo-Nazis and all other hate groups (which includes race-based gangs), how your actions leave a crater in the lives of your loved ones, and how blaming any race, even white people, for your circumstances just leads to victimhood and selfishness. This felt very independent politically, which was really refreshing considering the subject matter. You can't help but feel sorry for the main character and his family, despite the wrong things that he's done, but at the same time, it's important to teach that just because you decide a new path for your life does not mean life is going to get easier. In fact, it often gets harder. The price of honesty and a good conscience is hard work, and even then your past can haunt you. Amazing cinematography throughout the film, and the score was brilliant.