God Bless America
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Frank (Joel Murray) has had enough of the downward spiral of American culture. Divorced, recently fired, and possibly terminally ill, Frank truly has nothing left to live for. But instead of taking his own life, he buys a gun and decides to take out his frustration on the cruelest, stupidest, most intolerant people he can imagine -- starting with some particularly odious reality television stars. Frank finds an unusual accomplice in a high-school student named Roxy (Tara Lynne Barr), who shares his sense of rage and disenfranchisement. Together they embark on a nationwide assault on our… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's about a terminally ill man who decides that if he is going to die, he is going to grab a gun and take a whole bunch of obnoxious people with him."
‑ Tom Russo, Boston Globe
"This funny, sick twist of social satire is certainly locked and loaded, even if its aim is sometimes off."
‑ Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
"It takes dead aim at the culpability of hate-mongering politicians, the religious right and reality TV stars in making the United States the meanest, rudest country in the world."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"It's an intriguing satirical idea, and it works very effectively in places, while being tremendously didactic and heavy-handed in others."
‑ CJ Johnson, ABC Radio (Australia)
"It's a wonderful movie, spoofing and shooting all the worst things about our failing civilization, from the Tea Party, to vicious talk show hosts ..."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"This is no simple wish-fulfillment revenge fantasy. It's an indictment of us as viewers and tacit supporters of the cultural trash heap."
‑ Ian Buckwalter, The Atlantic
"The real problem is there's just not enough plot on which to hang the message that mean people suck."
‑ Sara Stewart, New York Post
"A brilliant, fearless, and merciless indictment of American culture, and how we've become the lowest common denominator"
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Sicko one-trick pony film, whose black comedy is tiresome and mostly unfunny."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"If you can take that premise, I think you'll go along with the film and it's really, in its very weird way, quite funny."
‑ David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)
"The film features elaborate (and spot-on) parodies of mean-girl reality shows, YouTube nonsense and fatuous news reports but the people are thin and the plot meanders a bit."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"In this "Falling Down" of pop-cultural observation, Goldthwait forgets the thrill of the chase; he's more concerned with piercing verbal barbs than actual suspense."
‑ Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle
"Bobcat Goldthwait's God Bless America works well as a black comedy and as a satirical look at pop culture and human behavior."
‑ Jeff Beck, We Got This Covered
"Enjoyable, over-the-top, and nowhere near as black as the premise sounds, God Bless America is essentially an extended comic op-ed piece."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"It's not that you don't sympathise with the characters' sentiments it is, though, that you can't actually go along with their agenda."
‑ Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies (Australia)
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