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  • Summary: From master storyteller Jim Sheridan comes a deeply personal and emotionally raw tale of a family finding its soul In America. Through the wide-open eyes of two young heroines, Sheridan transforms a devastating human tragedy into a riveting, humor-tinged story about memory, secrets, love,From master storyteller Jim Sheridan comes a deeply personal and emotionally raw tale of a family finding its soul In America. Through the wide-open eyes of two young heroines, Sheridan transforms a devastating human tragedy into a riveting, humor-tinged story about memory, secrets, love, loss, coming together and starting over. (Fox Searchlight) Collapse
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  1. Positive: 35 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. 100
    It's a wistful yet penetrating film, shot through with magic realism and life-affirming humor, that gets you deep down where you live.
  2. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    90
    The miracle of the movie is the Bolger sisters, who are so direct and matter-of-fact that they hardly seem to be acting. But their simplicity is radiant.
  3. 88
    Family life rarely is portrayed with such warmth, clarity and vibrancy as in In America.
  4. 75
    But there are so many beautiful, tender moments in In America -- that it's easy to forgive Sheridan's manipulative ploys.
  5. If you're looking for a bit of an uplift, you could do worse among the gloom of so many holiday dramas.
  6. A recklessly emotional film that is so committed to feelings it occasionally overflows its banks. Which may be a little messy, but it's a lot more welcome than the drought-stricken alternatives.
  7. It has its charms, but fails to strike a similar emotional chord.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 42
  2. Negative: 1 out of 42

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