In America Reviews

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May 8, 2019
Should be talked about more as one of the great American movies. Incredible
March 12, 2018
The feelings Sheridan evokes in the last scenes are earned: they encapsulate the whole story. And they stay with you long after it's over.
December 24, 2010
Moving but slightly graphic; mature teens only.
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.
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.
April 29, 2009
Such a lovely film I couldn't help but flip over it.
August 7, 2008
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.
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.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
The pairing of two brilliant, loose-cannon actors gets the film a long way.
December 6, 2005
In America contains enough magic and sincerity to cover the proverbial multitude of cinematic sins.
December 6, 2005
A solid, if unspectacular family film.
May 4, 2005
Superbly evokes the depression, anxiety, joy, misery, and aggravation of family life.
March 5, 2005
A genuinely touching movie about a family that doesn't condescend to audiences or wrap its lessons into neat, tidy packages.
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.
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.
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
August 7, 2004
In America gets better after a muddled start.
August 7, 2004
At its best, the movie has a supernal glow that you can practically warm your hands by.
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