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      American Heart

      R Released Sep 17, 1992 1h 53m Drama List
      80% Tomatometer 15 Reviews 68% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings This unflinching drama tells the story of recently released ex-convict Jack Kelson (Jeff Bridges) as he struggles to begin a new life outside of prison and build a relationship with his estranged teenage son Nick (Edward Furlong). With the deck stacked against them, Jack falls back on old habits as they struggle amid the vagrants and criminals of an impoverished section of Seattle. Just when it appears that they might succeed, Jack's past comes back to haunt him. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader It's a pity that the plot culminates in a slew of melodramatic contrivances that leave a lot of strands hanging. Jan 31, 2015 Full Review Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times Not since "Straight Time" with Dustin Hoffman has there been a film that more convincingly depicted the plight of the ex-con in his struggle to earn an honest living than the engaging "American Heart." Jan 31, 2015 Full Review Steve Beard Empire Magazine It could have been rather more honest, but it's still worth watching for Bridges' sensitive performance. Rated: 3/5 Jan 31, 2015 Full Review TV Guide Never feels real for a second. Rated: 2/5 Jan 31, 2015 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com The film begins as a gritty look at down-and-out lives in Seattle, but becomes a more conventional father-son melodrama, though the acting Jeff Bridges and Edward Furlong is good. Rated: B- Apr 25, 2006 Full Review Michael Szymanski Zap2it.com Rated: 1/5 Nov 4, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      georgan g Story of children without love, support & guidance. Painful but compelling to watch. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review adam b An amazing film dealing with some hard issues, it's one of the best films I've seen Jeff Bridges in. A must see for all film fans Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A gritty, well-meaning drama about a father and son on the fringes of society. It's a pity that the plot culminates in a slew of melodramatic contrivances that leave a lot of strands hanging. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Some dead spots but Jeff Bridges was very good. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Ugly film with no redeeming values.. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Ty N It seems that in most movies involving single parents, the mother is the single parent. American Heart gives us a different view on single parented America involving a father, a reckless one at that. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/08/15 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis This unflinching drama tells the story of recently released ex-convict Jack Kelson (Jeff Bridges) as he struggles to begin a new life outside of prison and build a relationship with his estranged teenage son Nick (Edward Furlong). With the deck stacked against them, Jack falls back on old habits as they struggle amid the vagrants and criminals of an impoverished section of Seattle. Just when it appears that they might succeed, Jack's past comes back to haunt him.
      Director
      Martin Bell
      Producer
      Jeff Bridges, Rosilyn Heller
      Screenwriter
      Martin Bell, Peter Silverman, Mary Ellen Mark
      Distributor
      Laurenfilm S.A.
      Production Co
      Asis Films
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 17, 1992, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 1, 2007
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $107.9K
      Runtime
      1h 53m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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