An American Affair
An American Affair (2009)

Love and political ambition both run afoul of deceit in this suspense story. Sam Brady (Corbin Bernsen) is a federal District Attorney willing to do whatever it takes to get to the top, including extorting incriminating information from… More

Directed By:
Rated: R
Running Time:
Release Date: February 27, 2009
DVD Release Date: July 28, 2009
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Critic Score: 16% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With a plot both undercooked and cliche riddled, An American Affair unsuccessfully mixes a coming-of-age story and a presidential conspiracy thriller.

Dan Zak
Washington Post

An earnest, fictional coming-of-age story is squeezed from a bitter, true-life local tragedy. And it works.

Full review…
Ben Lyons
At the Movies

Painfully contrived

Full review…
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

gets in its own way by not knowing what kind of story it's telling, and by not knowing whose story it's telling

Full review…
Claudia Puig
USA Today

The title sums up the bland, unimaginative and cliche-laden thriller/coming-of-age tale.

Full review…
Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

Start to finish, [the film] makes absolutely no sense.

Bill Gibron

so absurd and convoluted that even JFK's legacy can't subdue its preposterousness

Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

There are scenes that work here and there, but regrettably not nearly enough to hold the film together. In the end, this affair is definitely not one to remember.

Full review…
MaryAnn Johanson

It's all presented so earnestly... that you barely realize at the time how preposterous it all is. Intrigue! Cubans! The Bay of Pigs! JFK! It's the coming-of-age tale filtered through the mind of Oliver Stone,

Full review…
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

Out of its mind at a deep, essential level, An American Affair plays its dubious scenario with a straight face that makes the silly thing quite watchable.

More reviews for An American Affair

Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
In "An American Affair," teenaged Adam(Cameron Bright) goes through several rites of passage in Washington, DC in 1963. The first is a fight with his… More
Mark Abell
A potboiler in which the Girl Next Door meets Conspiracy Theory. Catherine Caswell (Gretchen Mol), a Marilyn Monroe lookalike who is having an affair with JFK,… More