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  1. nadnab's rating of the film American Beauty

  2. Adam Whybray's rating of the film American Beauty

    Basically an evil film. The two stars are for adolescent icon Thora Birch and the rather lovely score. Otherwise, 'American Beauty' is the worst kind of "having your cake and eating it" bourgeois child pornography, though I write that as a middle-class white guy who once dated a 16-year-old. That said, that was when I'd just entered my 20s and still thought this was a good film.

  3. Claire (bookscoffeeandrepeat)'s rating of the film American Beauty

    I like the cinematography but the plot was kind of disturbing.

  4. lbunuel's rating of the film American Beauty

    A parade of generic wittiness, hidden misogyny, and shallow social commentary. The flying bag sequence is exemplary: if that is indeed so beautiful, why is the rest of the film so aesthetically constrained? Because it emulates advertising? Jesus, that's a silly excuse. If you are looking for a really chilly and provocative film about American consumer-land, go for Todd Haynes' incomparably superior "Safe".

  5. Richard Tines's rating of the film American Beauty

    Screenwriter Alan Ball can do much better (see Six Feet Under, True Blood), and so can Mendes (see Road to Perdition) but this remains a (semi) classic entry in the "suburban ennui/angst" genre (with some dollar store "spirituality" thrown in haphazardly)...not "the most beautiful thing I've ever seen", but it gets its message across....and it's a hell of a lot more effective than Towelhead...

  6. berat bayer's rating of the film American Beauty

    rewatched after reading the script. nearly perfect.

  7. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film American Beauty

    Excellent dialogue and acting spiced up by a satirical, excellent view on the Western need for a life that is built up by image and facade. It is impressively put together and directed by a feature film debutante. Thora Birch and Mena Suvari has never ever done anything half as good as in this film ever again and Kevin Spacey does his life's role as sexual predator looking for his own youth.

  8. aybala.d's rating of the film American Beauty

  9. Axel's rating of the film American Beauty

    Movies that reflect life, even in all of its honest brutality. I love it.

  10. savannah k leit's rating of the film American Beauty

    In nearly every scene, it seems like a character is framed by a window or camcorder frame. We are often in the POV of a Peeping Tom next door neighbor, Ricky Fitts, who records everything he finds beautiful on his camcorder. His subjects, the Burnhams, don't believe in closing their curtains so their messy lives are on full display through their four pane windows.

  11. Paul Dogioiu's rating of the film American Beauty

  12. MS1915's rating of the film American Beauty

    At first I was a little hesitant in regards to my feelings about the film. Soon enough, however, I understood and it all made sense. The film is a work of art in the way it combines story-lines so seamlessly and infuses themes of idolatry and philosophy; dreams and fears. An all-around great film that clearly has something to say.

  13. Bianca Von R's rating of the film American Beauty

  14. spasmolytic's rating of the film American Beauty

    Tried way too hard to achieve beauty.

  15. Malik Dowdy's rating of the film American Beauty

    When Mendes apply's his brilliant and thought-provoking direction with Hall's purposeful palette and compositions this what you get!

  16. Adri Azhari's rating of the film American Beauty

  17. Polish Slug's rating of the film American Beauty

  18. theweirdestport's rating of the film American Beauty

    portrayal of the american dream

  19. Hippie Anime Trash's rating of the film American Beauty

    Had so much sex whilst watching this movie I didn't pay much attention

  20. érzéki's rating of the film American Beauty

    How dare anyone say this movie is overrated! Controversial? Sure. But this is beautifully acted by Kevin Spacey and Annette Benning. I think it's a gorgeous film.

  21. Wellington's rating of the film American Beauty

    Every time I watch this movie I cry because everything Lester did was stop being hypocritical. And when he finally manages to feel good, he is killed by hypocrisy (of society). In the end, Lester describing the one second of eternity of his life before his death is of an irreparable sensibility. Masterpiece!

  22. Christopher M. Jones's rating of the film American Beauty

    Can you believe there was a time in this country where we used to basically invent problems for ourselves just to be assholes

  23. norah stone's rating of the film American Beauty

    in high school this movie made me feel like i was way cooler and *enlightened* than what i probably was

  24. Freakyfilm's rating of the film American Beauty

    Middle-class issues biatch

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