La chute de l'empire Américain

critic Reviews

59% Rotten Tomatometer Score59%
  • An ambitious blend of comedy, thriller, and social commentary, The Fall of the American Empire lightens its heavy message with refreshing intelligence and wit.
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    Cate MarquisWe Are Movie Geeks
    ...a thoughtful, good-hearted film full of unexpected turns, that has something in particular to say and it says it in a gentler, subtler way than most social satires might.
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    Corbin SmithWillamette Week
    Arcand ends up overextending the crime-movie motif by trying to fashion a sedate tale about morality, which is an interesting premise, but this flatly acted heap of malaise doesn't do the idea justice.
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    Micheal ComptonBowling Green Daily News
    Sure you've seen a lot of this before, but Arcand and the cast manage to give it a fresh and interesting spin.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    There are bigger incongruities around the corner... that bury the film's credibility.
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    Jackie K. Cooperjackiekcooper.com
    Liked everything abut this movie from its crafty actors to its crazy plot. Maripier Morin and Alexandre Landry are stars of tomorrow.
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    Daniel BarnesDare Daniel
    The Fall of the American Empire sets up, however halfheartedly, a classic premise about sex, greed and crime. Unfortunately, the film never gets us to care about the characters, who seem to only talk in plot points and themes.
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    Sean P. MeansThe Movie Cricket
    Arcand's message is as blatant as his heist plot is subtle, and perhaps that's the point.
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    Chuck YarboroughCleveland Plain Dealer
    There are some sweet moments in the film, and a couple of extremely violent ones, quite frankly, not enough to earn the film's R rating. But overall, the movie is just a question mark.
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    Eleanor Ringel CaterSaporta Report (Atlanta)
    "The Fall of the American Empire" does only one thing well: fall apart. Gracelessly. Stupidly. And without a shred of self-awareness.
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    Roger MooreMovie Nation
    Long-winded, ineptly-plotted satire of broken Western Civilization and the capitalism that killed it.
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