America America
America America (1963)

This film chronicles the story of a young Greek immigrant who dreams of going to America in the late 1890s. Based on Elia Kazan's uncle's experiences, this is a moving story of hope and pathos, movingly depicting the trials and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 15, 1963
DVD Release Date: February 8, 2011
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

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

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TV Guide

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

One of the greatest ever immigrant pics.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

The entire movie benefits from its authenticity, geographical, historical and emotional, and may be seen as one of the peaks of Kazan's career.

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

... 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.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Kazan allows the viewer to be removed from the film but also engage in the emotion of the moment

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Emanuel Levy

One of Kazan's most autobiographical films, drawing on the immigration of his uncle, was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, but never found an audience.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
really underappreciated film - near masterpiece
Walter M.
"America, America" starts in Anatolia in 1896 where Stavros(Stathis Giallelis), a Greek, and Vartan(Frank Wolff), an Armenian, scrape by on bringing… More