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.

TV 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.

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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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