A handsome actor (Paddy Considine), his wife (Samantha Morton) and their two daughters emigrate from Ireland and search for success in New York.
" In America, on paper, sounds dangerously close to sentimentality, but Sheridan keeps the movie's tone just off-kilter enough to avoid it. "
" There are so many beautiful, tender moments in In America ... that it's easy to forgive Sheridan's manipulative ploys. "
" Has a simple, undeniable power. "
" In America may not be great, but it's sweet and deeply human, and it demonstrates that when someone speaks from the heart, it can be next to impossible not to listen -- and to feel. "
" A wondrously emotional film, one that sneakily dismantles your defenses and purges grief you didn't realize you had. "
" Deeply moving and funny. "
" Insightful, joyous and positively heart-stopping. "
" It humbles its audience and engenders a sense of empathy. "
" The result is a blend of kitchen-sink and magical realism: sentimental, but well acted and freshly observed. "
" Jim Sheridan's In America doesn't just tear at the heart strings. It rips them out, cuts them up, sets the pieces on fire and pours cold water on the ashes. "
" Redeemed by the joyousness of family life that Mr. Sheridan captures from his agile and resourceful foursome. "
" At its best, the movie has a supernal glow that you can practically warm your hands by. "
" An achingly intimate and beautifully observed account of the immigrant experience. "
" One of the two or three best movies of the year, In America is easily the most emotionally satisfying. "
" The love that permeates every frame of this comic drama quickly makes it apparent that this is something dear to the filmmakers' hearts. "
" If the film is manipulative, at least it's subtly manipulative. "
" Not everything is possible in Sheridan's America. But with this cast, In America, everything is beautiful. "
" The pairing of two brilliant, loose-cannon actors gets the film a long way. "
" A genuine, refreshing film about embracing life's challenges and rewards. "
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