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America's Heart and Soul Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 21, 2010
A big, beautiful love letter to America.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Lisa Ann Cockrel
Christianity Today
September 1, 2006
Forget reality television. This is reality and it's all about people who don't need a head shot to validate their existence.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
... a whirlwind tour of the nation through the romantic, colorful, gravity-defying cinematography of director Louis Schwartzberg.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
September 24, 2004
a mixture of laughter, awe, admiration, and poignancy.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
August 13, 2004
Even if [Schwartzberg's] choices feel somewhat clichéd, there's no doubting the spirit of his subjects, who seem genuinely proud to share their thoughts and feelings for a few, too brief moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International
August 8, 2004
For an episodic film, America's Heart and Soul is fast-paced and often downright exciting.
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
July 20, 2004
| Original Score: B
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
July 12, 2004
An inspirational and emotionally effective feel-good film.
Larry Carroll
FilmStew.com
July 6, 2004
We watch movies every day that celebrate violence, sex, and crude humor. Now, here's the chance to watch a movie that powerfully presents something worth celebrating: us.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
July 3, 2004
If you need a break from all the chatter about Iraq and Michael Moore's latest film, give America's Heart and Soul a try.

Baltimore Sun
July 3, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
July 2, 2004
You'll laugh, cry, feel inspired by these Americans from every corner.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
July 2, 2004
Even though, at times, Schwartzberg's documentary exalts the American way of life with the mythical reverence of a Leni Riefenstahl, the experience is undeniably stirring.
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
July 2, 2004
Harbors some indelibly arresting images and characters whose stories, even at their most superficial, manage to be authentically inspiring.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
July 2, 2004
Though America's Heart & Soul doesn't break new ground, its apolitical tone and diverse cast may be a tonic for those tired of our country's divisive climate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 2, 2004
You know those heartwarmingly whimsical, three-minute segments that usually come at the end of the evening news? Think of America's Heart and Soul as 30 of those, strung together.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
July 2, 2004
A pleasing visual treat.
| Original Score: 3/4
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
July 2, 2004
The only way these pristine images could be more vivid is if they were in the large-screen IMAX format.
| Original Score: 3/4
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
July 2, 2004
Features beautiful cinematography and editing that shrewdly builds each segment to a lump-in-the- throat coda.

E! Online
July 2, 2004
Despite the patriotic title, this portrait of ordinary Americans, who are extraordinary in some way, never gets in your face with flag-waving propaganda.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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