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Although there's a certain connect-the-dots quality to the storytelling, there's no denying the care and craftsmanship that Gardos has brought to her debut film. Read full review
The heartfelt truthfulness of Gardos' tale, and the performances of all leads, particularly Johansson, make the film a powerful account of the universal search for identity and the meaning of "home." Read full review
Nastassja Kinski, in one of her most affecting performances, does much to convey the turmoil going in her soul. Read full review
Its emotional sweep is ultimately undercut by murky characterizations and generic plotting. Read full review
It's in the teenage section where the film goes seriously wrong and veers from an absorbing family story. Read full review
For a movie with such a vibrant real-life base, An American Rhapsody is surprisingly low-impact. Read full review
They don't get more frustrating than American Rhapsody, a near-great film for about an hour that changes into a self-indulgent mess. Read full review
The glammed-up Kinski looks the same age throughout and only has three expressions: angry, wistful, and someone's-killed-my-dog. Read full review
Heartfelt but often plodding and awkward, the movie feels like a somewhat subpar Sunday night TV movie. Read full review
Rhapsody fails to completely hook you, perhaps because the events happen so quickly you barely have time to sort out the characters. Read full review
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