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

... 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

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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Simi Horwitz
Film Journal International

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

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