American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince
American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince (1978)

Martin Scorsese's American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince is both a documentary and a tragicomedy, in which the personal experiences of one twentysomething Jewish gay man are rendered universal. Surrounded by friends in a cozy living… More

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

There is a party atmosphere to the telling of these stories, as Mr. Prince holds forth in a smoke-filled room with a group of friends, Mr. Scorsese among them. But the film maker's conviviality takes on an element of regret.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

American Boy is certainly valuable as a glimpse into the life of the director, but it's also perfectly entertaining in and of itself.

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Rob Nelson
Village Voice

It's not just in the hot tub that Scorsese wishes to separate himself from this guy.

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Time Out

It looks suspiciously like another demonstration of his awe of violence that makes some of Taxi Driver look immature.

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Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
An entertaining and exciting documentary of the dangerous pass of Steven Prince, friend of Scorsese, ex-manager of Neil Diamond and ex-addict. American Boy: A… More
Pierluigi Puccini
A peculiar documentary featuring Steven Prince telling Martin Scorsese his often hilarious experiences, a series of stumbles with drugs and law. Recollections… More
Adam Mahler
Scorsese films ex-addict-adventurer Steven Prince telling stories to his friends; Prince gets laughs, and hides how he is shaken up and amazed he survived...for… More