American Fable
American Fable (2017)

A dark, dreamlike mystery plays out amidst the expansive farmlands of the American Midwest in this wondrous, storybook thriller. With her family's livelihood imperiled by the farm crisis of the 1980s, eleven-year-old Gitty (Peyton… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 17, 2017
DVD Release Date: February 17, 2017
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

American Fable possesses an amorphous, dreamlike quality that proves increasingly irritating as it wears on.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

A movie that spirals into nonsense.

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Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

... has a few intriguing twists to mask its contrivances, and it avoids becoming too heavy-handed about the plight of the American farmer.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

"American Fable" has its problems ... but it's a promising debut for Hamilton.

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

Hamilton establishes a realistic sense of place and a horror-tinged atmosphere with impressive skill. Her artistry announces a cinematic talent. It also compounds the disappointment when her screenplay doesn't quite hold together.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A haunting, moving, intelligent and gripping allegory. Peyton Kennedy gives a breakthrough performance.

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Sheila O'Malley
RogerEbert.com

American Fable is ambitious, maybe too much so sometimes, but there's an intense pleasure in the boldness of the film's style, its confidence in what it is about.

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Andrew Barker
Variety

Gorgeously shot, and helmed with a sense of daring and verve that belies Hamilton's greenness to feature filmmaking, this is a debut of obvious promise, although its story never quite rises to the level of its craft.

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Simi Horwitz
Film Journal International

A potentially interesting story, but ultimately a tedious and pretentious film.

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