An American Rhapsody Reviews

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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.
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 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 6, 2001
The film is never less than engaging.
August 31, 2001
A story this compelling deserves a better telling.
August 30, 2001
A profoundly touching event.
August 24, 2001
Small in scope but touching and compassionate in its simplicity.
August 24, 2001
A near-great film for about an hour that changes into a self-indulgent mess.
August 24, 2001
A bland Hallmark card that serves as a tired tribute to family fortitude.
August 24, 2001
The American children of immigrants from anywhere will probably find moments they recognize in this movie.
August 23, 2001
A powerful account of the universal search for identity and the meaning of 'home.'
August 17, 2001
Simultaneously poignant and heavy-handed, sentimental and sententious.
August 17, 2001
The movie is a little crude for the subtlety of the emotions it plays with.
August 17, 2001
Johansson ... gets to the rebellious and thoughtful core of her character with a disarming ease.
August 16, 2001
A fine period piece drama that speaks strongly to the emotions without ignoring the intellect.
August 10, 2001
No filmmaker would build a story this unusual from scratch and then treat it so reverently without any style, humor or, at least, idiosyncratic observations.
August 10, 2001
Such a heartfelt labor of love that I almost feel guilty picking apart this maddeningly uneven autobiographical tale.
August 10, 2001
A riveting and powerful drama about a 15-year-old girl torn by a simple question: Where is her home?
August 10, 2001
Manages to skirt the edge of excessive sentiment without falling victim to it.
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