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In America Reviews

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December 24, 2010
Moving but slightly graphic; mature teens only.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 24, 2010
"In America" serves as a peaceful reminder of the simplicity and clarity with which kids can stare down death and help adults come to a place of comfort - earning its cries as cathartic cleansing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 25, 2009
Sheridan's semi-personal immigration drama is simple and modest to a fault but it's sporadically touching and well acted, particularly by Samantha Morton, who deserves an Oscar nod.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 29, 2009
Such a lovely film I couldn't help but flip over it.
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 17, 2007
The result is a blend of kitchen-sink and magical realism: sentimental, but well acted and freshly observed.
April 22, 2007
A sappy, self-congratulatory tale of triumph of penniless newcomers over every sort of adversity, and a close brush with death every time they set foot outside of their apartment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 30, 2006
Lovingly shot, with a remarkable debut from Sarah Bolger, who along with sister Emma, gives one of the greatest ever child performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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June 24, 2006
The pairing of two brilliant, loose-cannon actors gets the film a long way.
December 6, 2005
A solid, if unspectacular family film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 6, 2005
In America contains enough magic and sincerity to cover the proverbial multitude of cinematic sins.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 4, 2005
Superbly evokes the depression, anxiety, joy, misery, and aggravation of family life.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 5, 2005
A genuinely touching movie about a family that doesn't condescend to audiences or wrap its lessons into neat, tidy packages.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 5, 2005
Sheridan should also be applauded for keeping the film going at a nice pace, sprinkling it with many lighter moments, as well as one of the more suspenseful scenes from any movie last year.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 27, 2005
...a scrapbook of family history that has gained poignancy through the showing and telling but remains recognizably a family story rather than a myth or epic.
Read More | Original Score: A-
January 15, 2005
Sheridan finds room to examine the experience of immigrants, AIDS patients, struggling artists, pregnant mothers, and fathers losing faith in both themselves and God
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 7, 2004
At its best, the movie has a supernal glow that you can practically warm your hands by.
August 7, 2004
In America gets better after a muddled start.
May 14, 2004
The film's blend of heartbreak and hope is perhaps Sheridan’s greatest achievement, and it gives us a work that’s as lovable as it is challenging.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
May 6, 2004
In America es, hasta el momento, la película más personal del realizador más importante que ha dado el cine de Irlanda en los últimos 15 años.
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