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  • Summary: Paul Weitz brings us an utterly insane comedy about politics, reality TV and the idea that everybody in America has a dream - and how that 'great thing' can actually drive our culture crazy. (Universal Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 37
  2. Negative: 11 out of 37
  1. A blithe, funny, and engaging movie.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    75
    American Dreamz pitches its softballs with style. Martin Tweed, the preeningly heartless British host of the title TV show, just may be the great comic role that has always eluded Hugh Grant.
  3. 67
    Weitz has a winning way with a one-liner, and he's recruited a stellar cast that gets the most out of his material.
  4. Reviewed by: Michael Agger
    50
    As a political statement, American Dreamz is overly didactic and liberal in a read-too-many-blogs sort of way.
  5. 50
    Weitz's idea of satire is generally both ludicrous and mild: exaggerating types, then sentimentalizing them.
  6. 38
    It's a redundant comedy, like hearing the same tired joke for the 100th time.
  7. Reviewed by: Michael Ferraro
    20
    It is definitely the weakest movie of the Weitz catalog and will certainly be forgotten faster than Hung himself.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 25
  2. Negative: 13 out of 25
  1. Dec 20, 2010
    2
    One of those attempts by Hollywood to be 'smart' and funny at the same time, but it is just horrid. There is barely anything funny, and at the end of the day, one just wonders why did people spend millions of dollars on such junk like this? This is not smart, this is not funny, this is not satire - it is just a piece of crap. Surprised it had some decent actors in it...Only reason it gets a 2, really. Collapse

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