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American Dreamz


Genre :

Comedy, Drama

Release Date :

April 21, 2006

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Paul Weitz

Starring :

Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Mandy Moore, Willem Dafoe, Jennifer Coolidge, John Cho, Chris Klein, Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer, Richard Dreyfuss

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  2 of 5 [Rate It]

1 of 5

“..the film isn't really sure what its targets are, and how best to send them up..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
3 of 4

“..plays like the Cartoon Network version of Robert Altman's ''Nashville,"..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
2.5 of 4

“..never smart enough to be interesting or stupid enough to be funny..”
by Duane Dudek [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
4.5 of 5

“..has some killer lines and a number of spot-on performances..”
by Eugene Novikov [Film Blather]
“..disappointingly soft in its individual characterizations..”
by J. Hoberman [Village Voice]
1 of 5

“..definitely the weakest movie of the Weitz catalog..”
by Michael Ferraro [Film Threat, Hollywood's Indie Voice]
2.5 of 4

“..comes across as a soft-sell that never delivers with the force it should..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
3.5 of 5

“..Cleverly written and performed, it's entertaining but uneven..”
by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall]
4.5 of 5

“..a blithe, funny, and engaging movie..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
6 of 10
Reviewed by Mel Valentin [Movie-Vault]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Laura Kyle [eFilmCritic]
4 of 5
Reviewed by [E! Online]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Andrea Chase [Killer Movie Reviews]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Gerry Shamray [Sun Newspapers of Cleveland]
3 of 10
Reviewed by Edward Douglas [Comingsoon]
3 of 5
Reviewed by J.P. Mangalindan [The Cinema Source]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Pam Grady [Reel]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jolie Williamson [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Gene Seymour [Newsday]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jack Mathews [New York Daily News]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Barbara Vancheri [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Wade Major [Boxoffice Magazine]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Bill Muller [The Arizona Republic]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Marrit Ingman [Austin Chronicle]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Anthony Quinn [The Independent]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Dodd Alley [MovieWeb]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jeremiah Kipp [Slant Magazine]
Reviewed by John Defore [The Hollywood Reporter]
Reviewed by Anthony Lane [The New Yorker]

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“..as stunning as the two lead actors are, the film is hijacked by a pair of external antagonists..”
by Joshua Rothkopf [Time Out New York]


“..a dazzling transformation that represents the actress's smartest, funniest, most versatile and fully sustained bigscreen showcase to date..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]


“..the big-screen version of "Entourage" is constructed like the series, another chapter in a sequel-ready story. If you wanted something more, you won't get it..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]


“..Smulders, Pearce, and Corrigan are loose and eminently likable, and the direction is so in tune with the actors that one is almost inclined to think of Results as a movie carried entirely by performance, overlooking how much its shape depends on style..”
by Ignatiy Vishnevetsky [A.V. Club]


“..the emotions are florid and the entanglements heated. But the film become preoccupied with, as Flaubert would say, the pettiness and mediocrity of daily life..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]


“.."Nightingale" feels more like a fascinating monologue than it does a wholly realized film..”
by Brian Lowry [Variety]


“..sensational and intense..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]


“..a 'Hangover' wannabe that leaves you with a headache nonetheless..”
by Boyd van Hoeij [Hollywood Reporter]


“..a film that never quite achieves its potential..”
by Cath Clarke [Time Out London]


“..an intimate and ultimately harrowing peek inside the world of amateur porn..”
by Geoff Berkshire [Variety]