Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
Watch On
  1. 75
    Nastassja Kinski, in one of her most affecting performances, does much to convey the turmoil going in her soul.
  2. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    75
    Although there's a certain connect-the-dots quality to the storytelling, there's no denying the care and craftsmanship that Gardos has brought to her debut film.
  3. 75
    The heartfelt truthfulness of Gardos' tale, and the performances of all leads, particularly Johansson, make the film a powerful account of the universal search for identity and the meaning of "home."
  4. Made with care and respect, American Rhapsody manages to skirt the edge of excessive sentiment without falling victim to it.
  5. 67
    Has an unerring eye for the banal intricacies of 1950s pre-planned suburban neighborhoods, à la Levittown.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. CCC
    Dec 6, 2006
    9
    I just watched this movie a second time and adored it as much as the first. Quite complex and beautiful with historical significance, some I just watched this movie a second time and adored it as much as the first. Quite complex and beautiful with historical significance, some wonderful performances and just a tremendous amount of heart. Full Review »