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America's Heart and Soul Reviews

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July 2, 2004
Four stars to the subjects of this movie, and two stars to the way they have been boiled down into cute pictures and sound bites.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 29, 2004
The film would make a better fit on television or at one of Disney's theme parks.
July 5, 2004
Singing a few rounds of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' is much more stirring, and doesn't take nearly as long.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 16, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 2, 2004
After a while America's Heart & Soul turns into an offensive parade of smiling poor people.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
July 2, 2004
America's Heart and Soul is a celebration of freedom and individualism that presents a startling expose of our moral blindness.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
July 2, 2004
It's... all slo-mo stars-and-stripes in the warm breeze of apple-pie freedom and the golden light of soft-focus diversity. We're the best!
July 1, 2004
Schwartzberg hears America singing, and the cacophony of sugary, inspirational sentiments would make Walt Whitman vomit in his grave.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 1, 2004
A pumped-up, plotless montage of extraordinary landscapes, colorful wildlife, and interesting people performing feats of derring-do.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 2, 2004
The movie is rigged to hit so many folks' personal high notes that it seems a little shrill.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 2, 2004
Depth, complexity, questions, expanse of feeling -- these are things that make America great. How terrible that a film called America's Heart and Soul missed both those elements.
Read More | Original Score: D
July 2, 2004
America's Heart & Soul is as one-sided as Fahrenheit 9/11 -- just minus Moore's occasional humor and constant passion.
July 7, 2004
Less evocative and honest in all its 88 minutes than, say, just one of the throwaway establishing shots of Angela Arenivar's dusty Texas-panhandle hometown in last year's Spellbound, a true American movie with a lot more heart and soul.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 9, 2004
In this film even homeless people have something positive to say about the country.
July 1, 2004
The snapshots can be heartwarming, but the film would be better suited for a Hallmark Channel special or, better, a Disneyland theme-park attraction.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 30, 2004
Louis Schwartzberg both surprises and frustrates with this schizophrenic feature debut.
June 29, 2004
As platitudinous subjects jaw off and amber grain duly waves, ersatz cowboys, car decorators, salsa dancers, and steel workers praise tradition and values with Coke-ad fervor.
June 29, 2004
America's Heart & Soul could just as easily be called Stock Footage: The Movie.
June 29, 2004
A pretty but platitudinous paean to American freedom and diversity in which never is heard a discouraging word.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 1, 2004
America's Heart & Soul feels like nothing more than a conservative-sanctioned propaganda piece meant to inspire a sort of dubious, two-dimensional patriotism.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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