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      American Pastime

      2007 1 hr. 45 min. Drama List
      33% 9 Reviews Tomatometer 68% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score The lives of Japanese-Americans upend during World War II. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jan 31 Buy Now

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      taidoggo Pretty solid movie it does a good job showing how the internment camps were and the acting was great I highly recommend Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/28/23 Full Review Audience Member This is the best movie I’ve ever seen Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/19/22 Full Review Audience Member The only words I can come up with, to discribe this movie is, moving, inspiring, thoughtful, but most of all WATCH IT! Nine 'critics' can only come up with 33%? They better get retrained for some other type of employment! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member A nice little drama gem I found on Netflix. Could it have been better? Sure, but the film does it's job and I think is a good introductory film to a very dark period in American history- when hundreds of thousands of American citizens were denied thier rights, great loss of property and livelihoods. Set against the backdrop of baseball and jazz music, the actors did a really good job and told it's tale. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member I am a complete sucker for these kinds of movies. This movie touches the heart. It is a good reminder that the American-Japanese went through a hard time during WWII, not just the Jews. Though America was not so harsh on Japanese, as Germans were to the Jews, they still deserve recognition for their plight. Add a little baseball rivalry, forbidden romance, and questions of honor to this story, and we have a nicely done little film... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member During WW 2 Japanese -Americans were sent to a internment camp were lots of prejudice and bitter feelings existed. Through a baseball game a lot of tensions are dealt with and some even healed. Pretty good movie all the way through. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times A moving, heartfelt drama. May 11, 2007 Full Review Ryan Cracknell Movie Views Full of interesting characters and placed in a charged setting, but the preachy and obvious spin it takes is ultimately melodramatic and predictable. Aug 24, 2010 Full Review Don Willmott Filmcritic.com American Pastime asks what it truly means to be an American. What better question to ask these days? Rated: 3/5 Nov 15, 2007 Full Review David Cornelius DVDTalk.com While everything else about Pastime is very good, it's all rooted in a mediocre screenplay. Rated: 2.5/5 Jun 9, 2007 Full Review Donald Munro Fresno Bee While historically sensitive and thought-provoking, the film has serious flaws. The story line is scattered and the direction uneven. Rated: C May 16, 2007 Full Review Bob Strauss Los Angeles Daily News American Pastime's inclusive, forgiving message could hardly be more admirable. It could have been more exciting, though. Rated: 2.5/4 May 11, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis The lives of Japanese-Americans upend during World War II.
      Director
      Desmond Nakano
      Executive Producer
      David Skinner
      Screenwriter
      Desmond Nakano, Tony Kayden
      Production Co
      ShadowCatcher Entertainment
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 19, 2016
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