An American Rhapsody
An American Rhapsody (2001)

A true story based on the life story of writer/director Eva Gardos, this film depicts the personal odyssey of a family's escape from Communist Hungary. One night, Margaret (Nastassja Kinski) and Peter (Tony Goldwyn) arrange to escape… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 22, 2002
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55%
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though obviously a labor of love, American Rhapsody is an uneven, heavy-handed effort, particularly in the second half.

Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly

The States becomes an apple-pie wonderland of Elvis and Coca-Cola, the old country either a gray police state or, in scenes of Suzanne's happy childhood, a pastoral haven.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

This should be a fascinating story, but An American Rhapsody never develops a melody or a rhythm, much less the epiphany the title suggests.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

A heartfelt coming of age tale of an Hungarian-American adolescent, well acted by Scarlett Johansson

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

An American Rhapsody, in its straightforward way, earns its emotions.

Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

The film is never less than engaging.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

In spite of the movie's inflated title, writer/director Eva Gardos tells an emotionally charged story of Hungarian immigration that is touching and historically accurate.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

An American Rhapsody speaks from the heart to the heart.

Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

A story this compelling deserves a better telling.

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Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

Just another faux-weepy drama told with a standard fetishistic immigrant's sentimentality.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Not a blockbuster, but an interesting true story family drama. The casting director of this movie sure knew talent when they saw it. All throughout the film we… More
Dann Michalski
Based on a true story, An American Rhapsody is an inspiring tale of heroism and self-sacrifice. When a Hungarian family flees to America to escape from the… More