• Released
  • June 15, 2012
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
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Americano Synopsis
A real estate agent from Paris returns to Los Angeles to settle his late mother's estate.
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Variety

Though Demy's approach breaks no new ground, directorially speaking, Martin's personal journey finds a fresh angle on a universal piece of...
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70

The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
Though not explicitly autobiographical, this film is deeply personal, and while the nature of cinema is very much on its mind, it rarely...
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63

New York Post

The film's first half has a lovely feel for how bizarre California must seem to foreigners, and there's a piercing sense of the...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

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The primary appeal of Americano lies in witnessing the attempt of a famous progeny to forge his own creative path, as Demy's struggle with...
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50

The A.V. Club

By Scott Tobias
Peel away the many layers of reference, and all that's left of Americano is the raw need of a lonely, confused young man who's distant from...
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50

Village Voice

By Melissa Anderson
Americano, which Demy also wrote and stars in, is an ambivalent, occasionally touching work of homage to his parents, yet one whose...
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40

Time Out New York

By David Fear
Becomes a clumsy gringo approximation of something else. In this case, it's the old respectable-man-obsessed-with-fallen-angel cliché,...
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Scenes of the director as a school-age boy in a Varda film are haunting, but end up simply sparking a desire to see Varda's work.
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