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American Movie Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
The comedy comes at the expense of Mark, his less than scintillating friends, and his dysfunctional family.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
June 9, 2004
Despite Borchardt's scary self-conviction, I'm not sure we're so easily convinced he deserves to make movies--or be the star of this one.
Stefan Ulstein
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 3, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
October 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 29, 2002
...even losers can have dreams.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A
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Roger Ebert
At the Movies
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Documentary about a Wisconsin wanna-be filmmaker is funny, honest.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Eric D. Snider
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly
October 7, 2002
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 3, 2002
American Movie shows what it is to be an artist obsessed with creating.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/4
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
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
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 13, 2002
Conveys the magic, the frustration, and the pressure of independent filmmaking.
Rob Blackwelder
March 6, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
This hilarious, touching film is even more wonderful because it's real.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
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.
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