Fox Searchlight Pictures | Release Date: November 26, 2003 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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METASCORE
Generally favorable reviews based on 41 Critics
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35
Mixed:
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Negative:
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In short, the Sheridan of In America wants us to pity his characters for the rough ride that they endure, yet at the same time he traps them inside a bubble of the picturesque and the outlandish. Even if you like this movie, you have to ask: What has it done to deserve its title? [1 December 2003, p. 118]
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Magic suffuses this film -- performances that approach perfection, or achieve it, moments of exceptional grace as a troubled family plays out a contemporary version of a classic immigration saga, healing itself in the process.