• Released
  • September 4, 2009
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 36 min
  • Psychological Drama
    Drama
  • 52 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A Palestinian woman and her son struggle to adapt to a life in the US after moving from the West Bank.

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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Amreeka is strategically inviting and carefully mild even when making unsubtle points about Palestinian suffering and American...
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88

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Calvin Wilson
It's one of the funniest and most perceptive films of the year.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A heartwarming film, not a political dirge. Much of this warmth comes from the actress Nisreen Faour.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This slice of American life, as seen through the eyes of Palestinian immigrants, is nuanced, engaging and authentically observed.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Dabis, a Palestinian-American, has thoroughly re-energized the genre with refreshing wit, honest emotions, incisive observations and a...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
The acting is good, particularly by Faour, who plays the naive, zaftig heroine as warm and appealing despite her troubles. It's also nice to...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Filmmaker Dabis based Amreeka on her own family's experiences in the rural Midwest during the first Gulf War. Although the drama heads on a...
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It’s one of the richer movies you’re likely to see about average Arabs in America.
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70

Wall Street Journal

Writer-director Cherien Dabis shot Amreeka in a gritty documentary style that reflects the often grim reality of the characters' situation....
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Faour and Muallen give solid performances, but there are a few too many by-the-numbers moments.
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Rated PG-13 | For brief drug use involving teens, and some language