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American Reunion


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Release Date :

April 06, 2012

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Director :

Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg

Starring :

Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, Tara Reid, Mena Suvari, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jennifer Coolidge, Katrina Bowden, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Shannon Elizabeth, Eugene Levy, Natasha Lyonne, Dania Ramirez, Vik Sahay, Neil Patrick

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

“..unfortunately, "American Reunion" isn't the vehicle to finally put them into orbit..”
by Nick Schager [Hollywood & Fine]
3 of 5

“..there's nothing new here..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
Review rate : B

“..the recipe has been updated, and what once seemed like fatally warmed-over Pie tastes new again..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 5

“..the movie sometimes tends to the priggish side..”
by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]
2 of 4

“..the movie acknowledges this queasy disconnect, though acknowledging it doesn't make it much funnie..”
by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
“..that'd be Crazy Clown Time for sure..”
by Richard Corliss [TIME Magazine]
“..some in a line of cameos that feel increasingly forced as we near the end..”
by John DeFore [Hollywood Reporter]
“..runs on misunderstandings, breakups, and makeups, many of which are simply remembered or recycled from the original movie..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
“..nearly every scene in "American Reunion" is slathered in something warm and gooey -- namely, nostalgia..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]
3 of 5

“..like a '90s-era Baby Bottle Pop, it's way too sweet, but might be confused for mother's milk..”
by Joshua Rothkopf [Time Out New York]
2 of 5

“..isn't nearly as bad, but that's not much of a compliment..”
by Randy Myers [San Jose Mercury News]
3.5 of 5

“..in some ways, American Reunion is the Charlize Theron indie Young Adult all over again..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
“..in fact, "American Reunion" seems to depend so much on nostalgia for "Pie" history..”
by Roger Ebert [Chicago Sun-Times]
4 of 4

“..if you've defiantly not allowed yourself to mature a bit since 1999, American Reunion will be your happy place..”
by Phil Villarreal [OK! Magazine]
3.5 of 4

“..dedicated to the proposition that no matter how old you get, you can stay immature forever..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
2 of 5

“..at least finds a small way to be both contemporary and disreputable by, essentially, turning itself into the anti-Bully..”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]

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