American Gun Synopsis
Three distinct groups are affected by guns.
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Chicago Tribune

The structural sibling to Paul Haggis' race relations opus ("Crash"), but beyond the similarly interwoven vignettes, it's a different animal...
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
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...
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
While this is not exactly a hopeful movie, it's a polished exercise in the kind of social commentary that can wake people up.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Aric Avelino shows an almost tender restraint in his story-telling, not pounding us with a message but simply looking steadily at how guns...
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Film Threat

The last act of American Gun is quite possibly one of the most ridiculous and forced dramatic twists I've seen in years.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By John McMurtrie
Three story lines make up this tense movie, and while each has its strengths, they don't quite add up to a satisfying whole.
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
If American Gun avoids the most obvious kinds of sensationalism, it has the flaw common to many editorial broadsides of overstuffing its...
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Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
All of the stories are conceived as ongoing plights, and have no third act. Which would be an improvement on Haggis's hyperbolic civics...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
A painfully earnest but dramatically inert film.
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New York Post

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...
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Rated R | For violent content and language