American Splendor

Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42

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Critic Reviews

  1. Pekar's autobiographical chronicle of day-to-day banality is a rich, if dingy, tapestry of ordinary life in all its infinite, homely peculiarity, which filmmakers Sheri Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini bring to uniquely eccentric life.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 90 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 35
  2. Negative: 6 out of 35
  1. Mar 17, 2016
    9
    Finally, something worth watching that's been Americanized. If you're American, don't miss your only chance to see this once-in-a-lifetimeFinally, something worth watching that's been Americanized. If you're American, don't miss your only chance to see this once-in-a-lifetime movie worth watching. Full Review »
  2. Sep 27, 2015
    7
    American Splendor is quite the postmodern film. It's an interesting take on life from the POV of a normal eccentric man. The film itself isAmerican Splendor is quite the postmodern film. It's an interesting take on life from the POV of a normal eccentric man. The film itself is normal eccentric, neither straightforward nor weird. Those who enjoy aspects of postmodernism such as messiness and infinite regress will likely enjoy American Splendor. And, of course, Paul Giamatti is great in it. Full Review »
  3. Oct 12, 2010
    7
    Large credit for the appeal of this film is the visionary direction interweaving comic drawings into the film and the masterful performance ofLarge credit for the appeal of this film is the visionary direction interweaving comic drawings into the film and the masterful performance of Paul Giamatti. Deservedly received awards from independent film festivals such as Sundance. Full Review »