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Based on 16 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    There's valuable information here and some human stories that deserve to be heard. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's a scary tale. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    The movie's lack of Michael Moore-style dynamism has a dulling effect. What saves it is the human face it puts on the crisis, and its indictment of corporate greed. show more

  • 88
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    It's a nightmare that starts like a normal daytime drive and ends in a vortex-like sinkhole. show more

  • 75
    Washington Post

    You won't soon forget the therapist at Johns Hopkins who counsels recently homeless patients who've fallen into depression or substance abuse -- and then goes home to her own bitter foreclosure fight. show more

  • 63
    Boston Globe

    It’s a relief to see a minimum of huffing and puffing on such a hot-button subject. show more

  • 40
    David Fear Time Out New York

    American Casino tries to connect the big picture regarding a major problem to a human pulse and comes up lacking on both sides. It’s a gamble that simply doesn’t pay off show more

  • 80
    Andrew O'Hehir

    This film stands as an intimate, terrifying document that renders an incomprehensible slice of recent history in human terms. show more

  • 80
    David Edelstein New York Magazine (Vulture)

    Sensationally effective. show more

  • 70
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    The lesson of this story: if enough money is involved, greed trumps morality. show more

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