In America
In America (2003)

To begin all over again is a classic American dream. But it is remarkably hard to do, as Irish immigrants Johnny and Sarah discover when they hit New York City, with their two spunky young daughters, in the mid-1980s. In pursuit of a dream,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 29, 2003
DVD Release Date: May 11, 2004
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A rich and moving story about an immigrant family adjusting to life in New York.

Meredith Brody
Chicago Reader

The result is a blend of kitchen-sink and magical realism: sentimental, but well acted and freshly observed.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

One of the two or three best movies of the year, In America is easily the most emotionally satisfying.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Moving but slightly graphic; mature teens only.

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Time Out

The pairing of two brilliant, loose-cannon actors gets the film a long way.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

There are so many beautiful, tender moments in In America ... that it's easy to forgive Sheridan's manipulative ploys.

Nick Rogers
The Film Yap

"In America" serves as a peaceful reminder of the simplicity and clarity with which kids can stare down death and help adults come to a place of comfort - earning its cries as cathartic cleansing.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

At its best, the movie has a supernal glow that you can practically warm your hands by.

Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

Deeply moving and funny.

Emanuel Levy

Sheridan's semi-personal immigration drama is simple and modest to a fault but it's sporadically touching and well acted, particularly by Samantha Morton, who deserves an Oscar nod.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Does a great job in introducing this lovely Irish family moving to New York with just a handful of scenes. From that point on it's hard not to be moved by… More
Jennifer Xu
Jim Sheridan is an absolute prince at directing little kids. When it comes to adults, though, he falls a little short. What the heck, Djimon Hounsou?
Dan Schultz
A touching, moving, deeply personal story of an immigrant Irish family who moves to America searching for happiness and a fresh start despite living in horrible… More
Mike S
Soulful drama, about an Irish family of four who leaves everything behind to start a new life in America. A wonderfully acted and seamlessly edited story, about… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Great child actors, and the rest of the cast are obviously good, but the cheap stupid melodrama of the script will kill your brain cells faster than a bottle of… More
Dean McKenna
Director Jim Sheridan wrote this poignant family drama with his two daughters, based on his own experiences. The result is an eerily well-acted, funny,… More