Avalon (1990)

The third of director Barry Levinson's autobiographical "Baltimore Trilogy" (the first two entries were Diner and Tin Men), Avalon covers nearly forty years in the lives of an immigrant Jewish family. Sam Krichinsky (Armin… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 5, 1990
DVD Release Date: March 13, 2001
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media

A slow but rewarding drama.

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Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

A fine film that showcases early Baltimore.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Typically misdirected Barry Levinson film, but impressively ambitious.

Emanuel Levy

Tracing the fortunes and misfortunes of an extended family of Jewish immigrants, this melancholy memory film is too soft and episodic, lacking the narrative focus of either Diner or Tin Men, which form a trilogy.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Solid Levinson tale, well acted

Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

A moving look at what has been lost as families have adapted to American life.

John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

An overstuffed family drama that's not nearly as magical as it thinks it is.

Willie Waffle

Beautiful movie about families and how they can grow apart. Great Thanksgiving day selection!

Scott Weinberg

Levinson ends his Baltimore Trilogy in very fine form.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
An insular Jewish immigrant family adjusts to American life in 1950s Baltimore. In the sub-genre of film that is "immigrants adjust to American… More
Dannielle Albert
Sweet. Realistic. A bit slow, but rich in character and well-acted.