American Son Reviews

December 28, 2019
American Son may not be a groundbreaking piece of filmmaking, but that's not what it was meant to be either. The film is a transformative adaptation that attempts to elevate elements of its original source material through the cinematic medium.
November 25, 2019
The film presents no clear answers, never lets up on the intensity, and provides no true comfort. It is not a movie for casual viewing, but aims to make you uncomfortable and affected.
November 21, 2019
A slightly behind-the-times but nevertheless compelling comment on race relations.
November 13, 2019
'American Son' is a film that will leave parents with questions about their own effectiveness, and also with an uncontrollable urge to find out where the teenagers are right now.
November 7, 2019
Flawed as it is, American Son is a vital conversation starter, as it explores the racially mine-sown landscape many of us walk through daily.
November 2, 2019
Kenny Leon's 'American Son' gets real about societal constructs and implicit racial bias
November 1, 2019
American Son possesses considerable power in its premise, while wrestling with the claustrophobic aspects of transferring a stage play to the screen. Ultimately, the subject matter wins out, yielding a flawed but brisk 90-minute Netflix presentation.
November 1, 2019
This one is all about hard truths...a work of art that is riveting in its own taut way.
October 31, 2019
Kerry Washington is a force of nature. [Full review in Spanish]
September 19, 2019
As a film that will leave you thinking about it for days to come, with a powerhouse performance by Washington, American Son is a film that truly must be seen.
September 6, 2019
American Son is an eye-opening film that ought to make audiences think after viewing it.
September 5, 2019
An intimate, affecting dramatization of a nationwide crisis.