My Fellow Americans
My Fellow Americans (1996)

In this comedy, Russell P. Kramer (Jack Lemmon) and Matt Douglas (James Garner) are two former U.S. Presidents who sit on opposite sides of the political fence. Kramer is a stuffy Republican reluctant to part with a dollar, while Douglas is… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 20, 1996
DVD Release Date: August 27, 1997
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer

Using talent of this order on a script this weak, along with merely decorative appearances by the likes of Lauren Bacall and Wilford Brimley, amounts to the Hollywood equivalent of government waste.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

I'd cheerfully vote the writers, director and producers of My Fellow Americans out of office.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The humor is clearly of the lowbrow variety, but Lemmon and Garner handle their lines with the conviction of Royal Shakespeare Company members tackling Macbeth.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

As political satire, My Fellow Americans makes a poor candidate.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

The movie suggests we get the government we deserve, but do we really deserve this movie?

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Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun

If My Fellow Americans had ever decided which movie it wanted to be, it might have been pretty good. As it is, the good half and the bad half all but cancel each other out.

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Dave Kehr
New York Daily News

Yes, it's Grumpy Old Presidents, in which most of the comedy comes from the supposed shock of hearing two senior citizens cursing at each other in terms Beavis and Butt-head would find inelegant.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

It takes a special actor's grace to survive a script as lame as My Fellow Americans, and James Garner has it. Without appearing to break a sweat, Garner makes each grotesquely desperate attempt at humor look smooth and assured.

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Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

If only movies could be impeached.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Perfect casting as Jack Lemon and James Garner play American ex-Presidents in quite a believable way in both terms of looks and attitude. A brilliant team up… More
Curtis Lilly
A bunch of old guys fighting. It's got some fun stuff, for example the little songs they sing are often stuck in my head.
Lucas Martins
More or less, could be much better.
Tim Salmons
You can't help bu ask "Where's Walter Mathua?" Otherwise, the film is very, very funny.
Candy Rose
Jack Lemmon and James Garner are rivals and ex- presidents.
danny d
great flick, very entertaining