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American Son

  • Rated R


The story of a young Marine, fresh from Camp Pendleton, who is forced to confront the complexities of adulthood and a volatile home life during a four-day Thanksgiving leave.

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: A powerful yet nuanced work

- Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: American Son is one of the few modern takes on the material that never once apologizes for its warrior-in-waiting.

- Bill Gibron, PopMatters, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: The sort of movie that folks who are addicted to a Tom Cruise-style action sequence every three minutes might dismiss as one in which "nothing happens."

- Brian Webster, Apollo Guide, Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Good film, compelling performances.

- Chosen718, Monday, June 1, 2009

2 stars

This movie wasn't that good. It's like they just threw a bunch of pieces together and said ok we got a movie. The girl who plays nick cannon's love interest is rather annoying. I thought this movie was going to be way better.

- muveeKween, Sunday, June 12, 2011

2 stars

Nick Cannon just isn't convincing, but he does try. The story never really grabbed my attention and had too much repetition and it's too slow. Unoriginal score. Boring.

- jam233, Thursday, August 20, 2009