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
October 21, 2002
The 'stranger in a strange land' story has been told many times, in print and on film, but seldom as poignantly.
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 14, 2001
An American Rhapsody, in its straightforward way, earns its emotions.
September 7, 2001
An American Rhapsody speaks from the heart to the heart.
September 6, 2001
The film is never less than engaging.
September 4, 2001
Has an unerring eye for the banal intricacies of 1950s pre-planned suburban neighborhoods.
August 30, 2001
A profoundly touching event.
August 24, 2001
A film worth seeing if only to watch Scarlett Johansson.
August 24, 2001
Small in scope but touching and compassionate in its simplicity.
August 24, 2001
The American children of immigrants from anywhere will probably find moments they recognize in this movie.
August 24, 2001
Gardos has poured her soul into the film but her story is undercut by a dramatic clumsiness.
August 24, 2001
Film doesn't get any more passionately personal than writer-director Eva Gardos' semi-autobiographical An American Rhapsody"
August 23, 2001
A powerful account of the universal search for identity and the meaning of 'home.'
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