In America Reviews

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.
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.
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.
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.
December 22, 2003
Since the film's intentions were good, I guess I'm supposed to overlook all the contrivances and navet.
December 13, 2003
There are many better films on the immigrant experience.
December 12, 2003
It's too pat.
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.
December 1, 2003
A sentimental tear-jerker that failed to make me cry.
November 27, 2003
Comes across less as childlike and more as a parade of saccharine cliches.
November 26, 2003
The movie stumbles.
November 26, 2003
Lesson-laden, tear-jerking fairy tale.
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.
November 25, 2003
It isn't a very good film but it does contain moments strong enough to make you forget that fact.
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.
November 12, 2003
A slow story which offers little to reward viewers' patience and one with a serious credibility problem.
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.
August 12, 2003
It all makes for a curious and uneven mix of social realism and childlike whimsy.
October 29, 2002
For much of the movie, mundane, authentic details are ignored, which stretches credibility.