America So Beautiful

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  • Summary: This film follows the odyssey of a group of Iranian immigrants in Los Angeles, trying to find their place in America amidst the unfolding of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. (B Good Films)

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  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. 50
    Takes a while to get rolling, but builds fairly well once it finally does. Part of the problem, no doubt, is Shokrina's decision to have the dialogue rapidly alternate between English and (presumably) Persian, with subtitles. This is a highly disorienting distraction.
  2. 50
    The film staggers under its own didacticism. Too often we're told of men who were professionals back home and are here reduced to driving cabs, waiting tables or vending ice cream.
  3. Reviewed by: David Ng
    As much as the film would like to blow the lid off immigrant misery, it deals only in caricatures.
  4. 40
    Pictures general subject matter was given a more intimate and graceful treatment in last year's Los Angeles Film Festival entry "Maryam." This comparatively jumbled, unevenly paced item lacks nuance or distinction.
  5. 25
    With so many worthwhile movies out there just waiting for a release, it's a shame that this tired drama is getting a run.
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