83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A blithe, funny, and engaging movie.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The rare case of a movie that gets better as it goes along.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
American Dreamz pitches its softballs with style. Martin Tweed, the preeningly heartless British host of the title TV show, just may be the great comic role that has always eluded Hugh Grant.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Not as incisive a political commentary as "Thank You For Smoking," American Dreamz lampoons the public's appetite for mindless entertainment and easy distraction from serious concerns.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is more slapdash than smooth, more impulsive than calculating, and it takes cheap shots. I responded to its savage, sloppy zeal.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Where good satire is drawn with a surgeon's scalpel, this comedy is done with a brush broad enough to paint - or, at least, hit - the side of a barn. But in the softer realm of parody, it has a good premise, a couple of funny performances and enough giggles for a reasonably good time at the movies.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This movie seems better suited as cable or video fare than for theatrical viewing.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

A film with none of the heart that has characterized Weitz's best work and none of the freshness of his most successful.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The only likable characters are ebullient Omer (Sam Golzari), a show-tune-loving reluctant Iraqi suicide bomber who comes to the O.C., and earnest William (Chris Klein), an American GI wounded in Iraq, who are mirror images.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The movie stands as a genuine offense against the venerable and indispensable institution of satire.
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45 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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