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The structural sibling to Paul Haggis' race relations opus ("Crash"), but beyond the similarly interwoven vignettes, it's a different animal altogether: messier, more complicated and ultimately more interesting. Read full review
The overall effect of watching his film is a bit like a nerve-racking game of Russian roulette: You just know a gun is going to go off, but you don't know which of this multitude of characters it's going to hit. Read full review
While this is not exactly a hopeful movie, it's a polished exercise in the kind of social commentary that can wake people up. Read full review
Aric Avelino shows an almost tender restraint in his story-telling, not pounding us with a message but simply looking steadily at how guns have made these lives difficult. Read full review
The last act of American Gun is quite possibly one of the most ridiculous and forced dramatic twists I've seen in years. Read full review
Three story lines make up this tense movie, and while each has its strengths, they don't quite add up to a satisfying whole. Read full review
If American Gun avoids the most obvious kinds of sensationalism, it has the flaw common to many editorial broadsides of overstuffing its episodes with melodrama and symbolism. Read full review
All of the stories are conceived as ongoing plights, and have no third act. Which would be an improvement on Haggis's hyperbolic civics lesson if Avelino had the chops to master realism and embrace ambivalence. The acting is pro enough to keep your blood up, but the reverb is minimal. Read full review
A painfully earnest but dramatically inert film. Read full review
It turns out the stories don't unite at all. Instead, we get a series of dramatic vignettes, most of them decently executed but all of them rooted in the weepy sensibility of TV movies. Read full review
very, very, very bad.
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