• Released
  • May 11, 2012
  • R , 1 hr 47 min
  • Comedy
  • 24 Fan Ratings
85

NPR

By Ella Taylor
God Bless America ends with a couple of tale-twisting bullet orgies designed to take your preconceptions, as well as your nerve-endings, by surprise.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait has an ax to grind and, once he's done grinding it, he uses it to split some skulls. God Bless America is many things - audacious, bitingly satirical, unafraid of venturing into uncomfortable territory - but it is never subtle.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
At no point during the movie does it strike him that mass extermination might be classified as "rude." No, Frank has the courage of his convictions, which include the belief that most of America has already flushed itself down the toilet.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
A niche theatrical run might draw fans of Goldthwait's previous work, this effort isn't likely to get as much help from critics as those sometimes did.
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50

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
Some of this vigilante-fantasy misbehavior is wickedly funny.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Here is a film that begins with merciless comic savagery and descends into merely merciless savagery. But wow, what an opening.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Bobcat Goldthwait's new movie is a burlesque that turns into a harangue that turns into a rampage.
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50

New York Post

There are so many monologues about obnoxious behavior that they begin to lose their luster - something I'd never have thought possible.
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45

Movieline

God Bless America only wants to see the worst in people - in fact actively seeks it out in order to be disgusted, and that feels almost as bad as the behavior the film is critiquing.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
As both a comedian and filmmaker, Bobcat Goldthwait ("Shakes the Clown") has carved out a valuable spot as an idiosyncratic instigator. But even fans may be disappointed at how swiftly he undermines its own message here.
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56 out of 100
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