In America Synopsis
Irish immigrants (Samantha Morton, Paddy Considine) try to succeed in New York.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
In America is not unsentimental about its new arrivals (the movie has a warm heart and frankly wants to move us), but it is perceptive about...
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Magic suffuses this film -- performances that approach perfection, or achieve it, moments of exceptional grace as a troubled family plays...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Wondrously emotional film, one that sneakily dismantles your defenses and purges grief you didn't realize you had.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Touching, but not cloying, uplifting and hopeful but never sappy and also just plain funny. There is not a false note among the five core...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Layered with elements that are both amusing and touching but never threatening to collapse into a big heap of sentimental mush.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
An emotional wipeout.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

When you see a director going for that lump-in-the-throat mood, instinct takes over and you want to dig in your heels. Sometimes it's best...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Has moments of biting tenderness, yet the movie made me wish that Sheridan had let in more of America.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
If you're looking for a bit of an uplift, you could do worse among the gloom of so many holiday dramas.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's hard to dislike a film that wants to say that the bereft have to move on with their lives, that death is part of living, and that...
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Rated PG-13 | For sexuality and brief language
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ Moving but slightly graphic; mature teens only.
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