An American Rhapsody Reviews

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June 27, 2011
A heartfelt coming of age tale of an Hungarian-American adolescent, well acted by Scarlett Johansson
April 15, 2009
In spite of the movie's inflated title, writer/director Eva Gardos tells an emotionally charged story of Hungarian immigration that is touching and historically accurate.
April 5, 2003
January 16, 2003
Just another faux-weepy drama told with a standard fetishistic immigrant's sentimentality.
October 29, 2002
The States becomes an apple-pie wonderland of Elvis and Coca-Cola, the old country either a gray police state or, in scenes of Suzanne's happy childhood, a pastoral haven.
October 21, 2002
The 'stranger in a strange land' story has been told many times, in print and on film, but seldom as poignantly.
October 10, 2002
Begins with harrowing detail but develops gaping holes as a decade and a half of potentially volcanic events and relationships is molded into a 106-minute movie.
February 26, 2002
A beautiful film that covers the full spectrum of emotions. For the most part, it's convincing and poignant.
January 17, 2002
Based on director Eva Gardos' own experiences, this film depicts a 15-year-old girl's quest to revisit and come to terms with her past in Hungary.
November 4, 2001
It's a powerful, affecting portrait of a young woman trying simultaneously to rebel and find her roots.
September 21, 2001
By focusing a little more on people than she does on ideology, director Gardos ends up with a patriotism that seems more honest and compelling.
September 21, 2001
There's something about this film that speaks so loudly of real emotions and real events as to transcend all shortcomings.
September 17, 2001
Most of the movie, unfortunately, lacks emotional power.
September 14, 2001
An American Rhapsody, in its straightforward way, earns its emotions.
September 13, 2001
The best little thing in "An American Rhapsody" is the charming performance by Kelly Endresz Banlaki as six-year-old Suzanne.
September 10, 2001
..."An American Rhapsody" takes a bumpy road on its way home.
September 7, 2001
An American Rhapsody speaks from the heart to the heart.
September 7, 2001
This should be a fascinating story, but An American Rhapsody never develops a melody or a rhythm, much less the epiphany the title suggests.
September 7, 2001
The movie lacks an Act 3.
September 6, 2001
The film is never less than engaging.
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