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American Movie Reviews

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September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 1, 2009
With American Movie, director Chris Smith finds the heart of cinema in the unlikely environs of Milwaukee.
May 19, 2008
much more fun than the actual short film
| Original Score: 4.5/5
December 4, 2006
Despite some lulls in pacing, American Movie ends up an inspiring and very entertaining look at a true dreamer.
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 20, 2004
A warm and funny tribute to the passion for film as well as the drive and determination of dreamers in general.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 14, 2004
An inspiration for every dreamer with too many excuses. If this chowderhead can make his movie, you can realize your ambition, too.
August 4, 2003
Smith takes care not to make fun of his subject, even though the temptation must have been there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 16, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
March 6, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 16, 2003
When a film feels this rooted and comfortable with itself, it's hard to assail its faults -- in this case, a steadfast refusal to handle its characters with anything other than heart-shaped kid gloves.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 13, 2002
Like Ed Wood, this is the story of a man with debatable talent who is so artistically driven that his raw enthusiasm keeps him afloat when finances and ability conspire against him.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 7, 2002
Documentary about a Wisconsin wanna-be filmmaker is funny, honest.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 7, 2002
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