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: July 11, 2017
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Critic Score: 69% 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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Clint C.
Film Inquiry

With a bit more energy and a bit more soul, American Fable could have been exceptional - instead, it's just very good.

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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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Todd Jorgenson

... 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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Sheila O'Malley

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

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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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Gimly M.
The distance between American Fable and "good" is pretty substantial, but still, points for originality.
Jesse Ortega
Sometimes there are just films that stump me That's, obviously, a bit misleading. What I mean by that is that I don't really know where to even… More