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American Dreamz Reviews

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November 20, 2019
An all-over-the-map satire of American Idol where there are enough positives to outweigh the negatives.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 27, 2019
They wanted to cover too many things, and in some cases they have stayed halfway. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 1, 2019
Too broad and obvious to rate as satire, the film is finally neither focused nor acidic enough to say anything meaningful about the sorry state of the US.
April 1, 2019
Still, it is gratifying to come across a mainstream film that seems happy to risk offending so many different groups. And, best of all, Weitz bravely declines to chicken out and give us a cosy ending.
April 1, 2019
Truth is, American Dreamz could have used a bracing dose of Simon Cowell's cruel, sharp-tongued venom.
April 1, 2019
Both delights and contrivances combine to provide a bombshell final reel that is at least a dozen shades darker than anyone would expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 1, 2019
Based on the material reality gave the writers of this film to work with, it should've been f---ing hilarious, right? Not so much.
April 1, 2019
Ultimately, this satire is just as shallow as the celebrity-obsessed culture it seeks to lampoon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 1, 2019
Don't be offended, none of this really means anything, it's just a goof about a lot of dumb stuff going down around us.
April 1, 2019
The overriding problem here is that Weitz doesn't have much to say about his subject, other than that television, politics and terrorism are all part of show business.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 1, 2019
Still, if American Dreamz doesn't quite come together, it's more rewarding than lots of films that do. Like an episode of The Simpsons directed by Robert Altman, it's a smart, cynical sprawl.
April 1, 2019
The film takes on more than it knows how to handle, and what starts out as a standard poke-in-the-eye of TV switches its satiric focus to the incompetence of terrorists and politicians, the heartlessness of celebs, and even the mess of Iraq.
April 1, 2019
American Dreamz has funny and dark moments, but unfortunately not enough of either.
April 1, 2019
Begins really quite well, but ends with three zeds, not one.
April 1, 2019
The director of American Pie has set out to make a merciless satire of American media culture along the lines of Network, but his ideas are so commonplace that nothing registers except the bile.
March 14, 2018
Promising more bite than it delivers, Dreamz is pitched too broadly to get very deeply under your skin. Still, there are some smarts at work here, and it will make you laugh.
September 26, 2017
[Director Paul Weitz] daringly explores various kinds of nihilism, comparing the self-obliterating nature of both extremism and fame.
December 28, 2010
American Dreamz tries hard to be both important and farcical, but it leans a bit too much towards farce without being funny enough to pull that off either. It's decent, but uninspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 30, 2009
The pieces are all in place for a slashing Preston Sturges jamboree. All that's missing are balls
April 29, 2009
Weitz and crew almost create a "Satire for Dummies" film, featuring gags and social commentary that are neither funny, nor edgy...
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