God Bless America
God Bless America (2012)

Frank (Joel Murray) has had enough of the downward spiral of American culture. Divorced, recently fired, and possibly terminally ill, Frank truly has nothing left to live for. But instead of taking his own life, he buys a gun and decides to… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 11, 2012
DVD Release Date: July 3, 2012
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A darkly comic polemic on modern culture, God Bless America is uneven and somewhat this but the ideas behind this revenge fulfillment journey has primal appeal.

Tom Russo
Boston Globe

It's about a terminally ill man who decides that if he is going to die, he is going to grab a gun and take a whole bunch of obnoxious people with him.

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

This funny, sick twist of social satire is certainly locked and loaded, even if its aim is sometimes off.

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Craig D. Lindsey

While Goldthwait's heart is in the right place, it's unlikely the blood spilled in his film will make annoying, loathsome people finally straighten ... up.

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Ian Buckwalter
The Atlantic

This is no simple wish-fulfillment revenge fantasy. It's an indictment of us as viewers and tacit supporters of the cultural trash heap.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

The real problem is there's just not enough plot on which to hang the message that mean people suck.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

Goldthwait's bile may be cathartic, but it also feels a bit cheap.

Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

The film features elaborate (and spot-on) parodies of mean-girl reality shows, YouTube nonsense and fatuous news reports but the people are thin and the plot meanders a bit.

Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle

In this "Falling Down" of pop-cultural observation, Goldthwait forgets the thrill of the chase; he's more concerned with piercing verbal barbs than actual suspense.

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

It takes dead aim at the culpability of hate-mongering politicians, the religious right and reality TV stars in making the United States the meanest, rudest country in the world.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
review coming
Spencer S.
This is definitely a film that will divide people immediately, because between the satire and the black comedy, the violence and obvious lamentation of the lost… More
Cynthia S.
Really...let's glamorize people that want to shoot other people for annoying them. Wonderful...
Chris Miele
It's twisted and dark but it does an amazing job holding up a mirror to America and saying "This is you!". I thought God Bless America's… More
Greg S
Upon hearing he has an inoperable brain tumor, mild-mannered Frank goes on a killing spree targeting reality TV stars, conservative talk show hosts, and others… More
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