American Dreamz
American Dreamz (2006)

On the morning of his re-election, the President decides to read the newspaper for the first time in four years. This starts him down a slippery slope. He begins reading obsessively, reexamining his black and white view of the world, holing… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 21, 2006
DVD Release Date: October 3, 2006
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This overly silly satire aims at too many targets with arrows too dull to make relevant social commentary.

Anna Smith
Time Out

...Opting for a broad, light mood that's at complete odds with the darker potential of its political premise.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Great satires draw blood. American Dreamz barely nicks the surface.

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Victoria Segal
New Statesman

[Director Paul Weitz] daringly explores various kinds of nihilism, comparing the self-obliterating nature of both extremism and fame.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

A moderately engaging satire, some of it amusing and some of it strained, but in considerable measure it reflects a strange circumstance in all our lives.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

In the words of Simon, it's a complete and utter disaster.

Joshua Starnes

American Dreamz tries hard to be both important and farcical, but it leans a bit too much towards farce without being funny enough to pull that off either. It's decent, but uninspired.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

[A] satirically unbalanced in its attempted fusion of such varied targets as George Bush, Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, Muslim suicide bombers, and the hosts and contestants on American Idol.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

[Paul] Weitz co-directed the wonderful About a Boy in 2002, but in Dreamz -- a tediously facile satire -- his comic instincts fail him.

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Fernando F. Croce

The pieces are all in place for a slashing Preston Sturges jamboree. All that's missing are balls

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
I last watched this years ago. I could remember being disappointed in it, but not why. Had a chance to re watch it recently. I do like Mandy Moore and the… More
Alice Shen
Laugh-out-loud satire about our land of excess. Omer, the terrorist, is the most reasonable character in the entire movie: "I just feel confused...about… More
Alex roy
Average comedy that is much better than what I'd think this would be, American Dreamz had good moments of laughter. The cast assembled here are pretty good… More
Conner Rainwater
A completely unintentional awkward movie. It has absolutely no plot and is a mess. It seems to be nothing more than a series of impressions of celebrities and… More
Jim Careter
This movie sucked, I hated every moment of it. It was unfunny, bad story, characters are idiots, and the ending was retarded.
Jennifer Xu
First off I'd like to say how thoroughly entertained I was with all the music, dancing, and Mandy Moore. Oddly enough she has become the newest addition to… More