• Released
  • August 24, 2001
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 43 min
  • Drama
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Although there's a certain connect-the-dots quality to the storytelling, there's no denying the care and craftsmanship that Gardos has...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Loren King
The heartfelt truthfulness of Gardos' tale, and the performances of all leads, particularly Johansson, make the film a powerful account of...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Nastassja Kinski, in one of her most affecting performances, does much to convey the turmoil going in her soul.
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60

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
Its emotional sweep is ultimately undercut by murky characterizations and generic plotting.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
It's in the teenage section where the film goes seriously wrong and veers from an absorbing family story.
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50

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
For a movie with such a vibrant real-life base, An American Rhapsody is surprisingly low-impact.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
They don't get more frustrating than American Rhapsody, a near-great film for about an hour that changes into a self-indulgent mess.
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50

TV Guide

By Frank Lovece
The glammed-up Kinski looks the same age throughout and only has three expressions: angry, wistful, and someone's-killed-my-dog.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Heartfelt but often plodding and awkward, the movie feels like a somewhat subpar Sunday night TV movie.
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50

Miami Herald

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Rhapsody fails to completely hook you, perhaps because the events happen so quickly you barely have time to sort out the characters.
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Rated PG-13 | For some violent content and thematic material