In America Reviews

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January 15, 2004
As good as the Bolger sisters are, it's the hard-edged performances of Considine and Morton that truly bring urgency to the material.
January 15, 2004
It is a spiritual film but not a preachy one.
January 13, 2004
Move over the Coen, Wachowski, Farrelly, Polish, and Hughes brothers. "In America" belongs to the Bolger sisters.
January 9, 2004
Has some of the best acting in it I've seen in any film in 2003.
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.
January 6, 2004
Sheridan rightly points out how often pretend can turn on a dime and become deadly serious.
January 5, 2004
Keepsake childhood secrets and family tales that grow longer with every retelling: that's the warmth that envelops even the moments that are stormy or scary...
January 1, 2004
The word that keeps coming to mind is "beautiful." It's a beautiful story, beautifully written and directed, beautifully acted, and beautifully realized.
December 31, 2003
It's hard not to be swept away by it -- at least while it's onscreen. Afterwards, you may slightly resent that you were so skillfully manipulated.
December 31, 2003
For a small movie it has all the makings of a big epic of American storytelling.
December 26, 2003
Seeing [Times Square] through the eyes of Christy and Ariel (and the camera of cinematographer Declan Quinn) makes you believe in the enchanting power of the American dream.
December 26, 2003
One of the two or three best movies of the year, In America is easily the most emotionally satisfying.
December 26, 2003
It's refreshing that nearly all the tears here have been well-earned, with material that feels all too real, all too vivid and all the more moving as a result.
December 25, 2003
December 25, 2003
The acting is superb and the moral is touching, but I don't understand why this movie is inspiring such reverence.
December 24, 2003
A sentimental gem that makes you believe in magic.
December 24, 2003
In America really is the perfect holiday film, a celebration of the power of family, even if it's at the expense of a little bit of reality.
December 24, 2003
A beautifully wrought, emotionally charged, dark-edged fairy tale of a film.
December 22, 2003
One the most lovable, moving films I have seen in recent years.
December 22, 2003
Since the film's intentions were good, I guess I'm supposed to overlook all the contrivances and navet.
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