In America Reviews

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December 21, 2003
These characters are so likable, the young girls so engagingly delightful, that we root for these survivors to succeed and overcome.
December 19, 2003
December 19, 2003
In America is a movie that believes in magic
December 19, 2003
December 19, 2003
About feeling at home in your surroundings and in your own skin, and Sheridan bastes his characters' healing processes in an appealing mix of grieving and optimism.
December 19, 2003
Lovely and unusual -- a fresh, genuinely moving story populated by fully realized characters.
December 19, 2003
It humbles its audience and engenders a sense of empathy.
December 19, 2003
A richly emotional story of a family's salvation, told with heart and surprising humor.
December 19, 2003
The American family is made up of many, many such stories.
December 19, 2003
There’s nothing quite like a movie with characters you fall in love with, characters you actually miss when the lights go up.
December 19, 2003
There are so many beautiful, tender moments in In America ... that it's easy to forgive Sheridan's manipulative ploys.
December 19, 2003
It's largely thanks to the remarkable Bolger girls that this tale of illegal immigrants looking for a new life in the Big Apple plays as well as it does.
December 19, 2003
Deeply moving and funny.
December 19, 2003
... Oscar voters should reward Sheridan (and his co-writing daughters Naomi and Kirsten) with nominations for picture, director and original screenplay.
December 18, 2003
Too precious, perhaps, but there's no denying that it has a magical sweetness.
December 17, 2003
Contains moments so pure and precise that they take us by surprise.
December 16, 2003
One cannot help but get emotionally involved with this movie.
December 15, 2003
A deeply personal, wishful film from Dublin-born and -based director-writer Jim Sheridan, In America is easily one of the year's best features.
December 13, 2003
There are many better films on the immigrant experience.
December 12, 2003
In America is a too-tidy movie about a very untidy subject (families), and it is rescued by the untidiest of things: children.
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