America, America (The Anatolian Smile)
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America, America (The Anatolian Smile)
The story of director Kazan's uncle, who grew up in a small village as a member of the Greek minority in Turkey in the end of the 19th century. When the oppression by the Turks increases, his father provides the young man with the family treasures and sends him to Constantinople. There he is supposed to make money and get the family to join him. But his own dream is different: America...
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Elia Kazan's Greek uncle, who was the first of his family to emigrate to the United States, is paid a splendid tribute by his nephew in the new film, America, America."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"A nicely told, occasionally highly emotional story, but the main purpose of the film seems to be to give writer-director Elia Kazan an excuse to pat himself on the back."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Elia Kazan gives a penetrating, thorough and profoundly affecting account of the hardships endured and surmounted at the turn of the century by a young Greek lad"
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Kazan's personal film, drawing on the immigration experience of his family, was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar but was a big commercial flop."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The entire movie benefits from its authenticity, geographical, historical and emotional, and may be seen as one of the peaks of Kazan's career."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"... while rich with detail of the life and culture of early 20th Century Turkey, it doesn't flow as much as pool around various episodes on the road of Stavros' education."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Parallax View
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