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  • Summary: Set in the 1950s in the United States, this film focuses on a young Hungarian immigrant coming to terms with her past.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  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. 67
    Has an unerring eye for the banal intricacies of 1950s pre-planned suburban neighborhoods, à la Levittown.
  4. 50
    Two-thirds of the way through, it falls apart into TV-movie-of-the-week land, even with the rhapsodic Nastassja Kinski in the lead.
  5. 50
    It's in the teenage section where the film goes seriously wrong and veers from an absorbing family story.
  6. 50
    For a movie with such a vibrant real-life base, An American Rhapsody is surprisingly low-impact.
  7. Gardos, an experienced film editor, has little narrative sense, and decent performances (except from Kinski, who just worries and huffs around) are left out to dry.

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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 wonderful performances and just a tremendous amount of heart. Expand

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