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An artlessly powerful performance by newcomer Nicole Behaire anchors American Violet. Read full review
A torn-from-the-headlines tale of institutional racism and injustice in the Lone Star State of not-so-long-ago, American Violet might not be subtle, but it's certainly powerful. Read full review
An ideal movie for an ideal time in America. Read full review
American Violet, it's true, is not blazingly original cinema. Tim Disney's direction and the screenplay by Bill Haney are meat and potatoes, making this story clear, direct and righteous. Read full review
Worth a look. Read full review
A message movie that's genuinely worth watching. Read full review
American Violet feels less like life and unreasonably more like the movies. Read full review
Earnest, mostly predictable and candidly didactic. That said, I'm glad it got made -- what's wrong with films that teach? -- and especially glad that a remarkably gifted newcomer named Nicole Beharie got to play the central role. Read full review
Wears its righteous indignation and good intentions on its sleeve but its simplistic, heavy handed treatment of a complex issue gives it the weight of a contrived movie of the week melodrama. Read full review
Plodding drama. Read full review
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