In America Reviews

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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.
May 6, 2004
In America es, hasta el momento, la pelcula ms personal del realizador ms importante que ha dado el cine de Irlanda en los ltimos 15 aos.
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.
April 6, 2004
A saddening but simultaneously uplifting look at contemporary immigrants, "In America" is bound to make you shed a tear or two.
March 30, 2004
What could have been an exercise in saccharine schmaltz is saved by the powerful performances of the adults and natural energy of the girls.
March 16, 2004
A rock steady beauty of a picture, this is a delightful holiday film season surprise.
March 11, 2004
In America is another gem from this great Irish director, and it deserves to be seen no matter what country you're from.
March 1, 2004
In America is a rose-colored sepia toning of the family's hard-knocked life...But the film has the warmth of the director's passion.
February 25, 2004
'Una gratsima sorpresa, una conmovedora historia sobre la vida y un ejemplo de que el cine puede ser tierno de manera inteligente. Una verdadera delicia'
February 10, 2004
Sheridan manages to maintain the delicate balance between the gritty realities of the story he's telling and the almost fairy-tale-like mysticism
February 8, 2004
Sheridan has found a way to make the audience part of his family - like we are going through the same struggles and the same joy.
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.
February 2, 2004
Even the woeful lot from Frank McCourt's "Angela's Ashes" wouldn't be able to compete in a misery contest with this cursed clan
January 29, 2004
...says far more about the American experience than any of the jingoistic anthems on the radio or the pre-packaged patriotic speeches on the campaign trail.
January 27, 2004
January 19, 2004
Rather than bury the material, Sheridan's fairy tale approach uses myth to find deeper truth: navigating strife with human faith.
January 18, 2004
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January 17, 2004
A wonderful family achievement, not overwrought or too sentimental, but a powerful example of the contemporary immigrant and American experience.
January 16, 2004
Although Sheridan is working with modest, intimate material, the outcome of In America couldn't be more majestic.
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.
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