American Gun
American Gun (2006)

Three stories of how America's obsession with firearms impacts its citizens are explored in this independent drama. Carl Wilk (Donald Sutherland) runs a gun shop in Virginia that has been owned and operated by his family for… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 22, 2006
DVD Release Date: August 29, 2006
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Critic Score: 39% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite its intriguing premise, this earnest anti-gun polemic is too melodramatic to resonate.

John McMurtrie
San Francisco Chronicle

It's a bit like watching a weaker version of Crash, with fewer coincidences.

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Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune

While not a perfect movie by any means -- a few scenes feel forced -- there is plenty to recommend it, even beyond the truly great performances.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A fitting send off to one of America's best actors who dominates the screen.

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Michael Booth
Denver Post

The guns seem to have been shoved in various characters' pockets as afterthought, and Avelino's interlocking stories never click.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's so well done.

Kam Williams

A moving morality play indicting America for its ongoing love affair with the Second Amendment.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

[Avelino] shows an almost tender restraint in his story-telling, not pounding us with a message but simply looking steadily at how guns have made these lives difficult.

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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News

While this is not exactly a hopeful movie, it's a polished exercise in the kind of social commentary that can wake people up.

Christopher Null

takes too many shortcuts and easy-outs in exploring the issue

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
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William Goss
Not too trite, but not very original or effective, either.