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American Heart


It took heart to grow up on the streets. It took guts to survive five years in prison.

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- Brian J. Arthurs, Beach Reporter (Southern California), Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: What begins as a gritty look at down-and-out lives in Seattle devolves into a disappointingly conventional and sentimental father-son melodrama; even the great Jeff Bridges as the father and soon to become star Edward Furlong can't save this hokum.

- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

This movie was alright

- dukeakasmudge, Saturday, October 24, 2009

4 stars

A favorite

- iLeo, Sunday, April 13, 2008

4 stars

A film about ex-con Jack; alongside his bleak and almost unknown son, Nick, trying to get along with each other, and living together. The two gradually develop a bond with each other, though their relationship together may be distant for a lot of the time. I thought this movie was pretty good. Very gritty, decent, and very interesting. Great setting, and an overall solid film. The Tom Waits soundtrack at times, was awesome as well.

- thereverendtholomewplague, Saturday, November 6, 2010