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In America Reviews

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August 12, 2003
It all makes for a curious and uneven mix of social realism and childlike whimsy.
November 27, 2003
Comes across less as childlike and more as a parade of saccharine cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 25, 2003
It isn't a very good film but it does contain moments strong enough to make you forget that fact.
December 22, 2003
Since the film's intentions were good, I guess I'm supposed to overlook all the contrivances and na´vetÚ.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 9, 2004
Two child actors provide the strongest sense of realty in a disjointed tearjerker, where there's a disconnect between what is said and what is shown.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.25/5
November 25, 2003
Ostensibly, it's meant to be part family drama and part love letter to New York. But it feels like a movie made by a tourist.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 26, 2003
Lesson-laden, tear-jerking fairy tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 26, 2003
The movie stumbles.
February 6, 2004
...To play the two Sullivan daughters, Sheridan casts two real-life sisters, Sarah and Emma Bolger. These moppets are as cute as buttons, and Sheridan uses them to push ours.
December 1, 2003
A sentimental tear-jerker that failed to make me cry.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
November 26, 2003
Despite Halle Berry and Denzel Washington's celebrated 2002 Oscar wins, the career of Djimon Hounsou proves that the notion of Hollywood equality remains fleeting.
December 13, 2003
There are many better films on the immigrant experience.
November 12, 2003
A slow story which offers little to reward viewers' patience and one with a serious credibility problem.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 29, 2002
For much of the movie, mundane, authentic details are ignored, which stretches credibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 1, 2003
After 30 minutes, the plot takes over. And it's embarrassingly easy to see where truth ends and Sheridan's invention begins.
December 11, 2003
Sheridan can't pull off Mockingbird's trick of playing the cocooned magic of childhood against compromised adulthood in a poignant way.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 12, 2003
It's too pat.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 6, 2004
Title implies the immigrant experience in modern America; but such a plot is only a backdrop for a bitter/sweet story about a close family dealing with the death of a child.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 15, 2004
Jim Sheridan's sentimental heartwarmer of a story about an immigrant Irish family in modern New York is frankly manipulative and contrived.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 7, 2019
Should be talked about more as one of the great American movies. Incredible
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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