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Avalon

Avalon

1990
Drama
2h 8m
A Russian Jewish family comes to the USA at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. There, the family and their children try to make themselves a better future in the so-called promised land. (imdb)
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Avalon

1990
Drama
2h 8m
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Rated 01 Oct 2014
80
60th
This is a bit of a slow burner, but it has great character development and an emotionally moving payoff. Overall the acting and screenplay are good enough. What really makes this film is the directing. Levinson shows great attention to detail and the way he uses holidays is brilliant. So if you're willing to stick with this one you won't be disappointed. The viewer is definitely rewarded the longer they watch.
Rated 11 Sep 2018
93
88th
Gripping, absorbing family saga takes its time setting up its pieces, ultimately delivering a painful and thoughtful series of emotional blows, as it charts the quiet, inexorable deterioration of ties within an extended European family upon their exposure to American culture (here cleverly symbolised by the rise of television). Sometimes episodic, with telescoping of certain events towards the end a little jarring, but an impressive achievement for Levinson overall, helped by a terrific cast.
Rated 18 Nov 2020
72
59th
72.
Rated 09 Aug 2010
86
71st
Perhaps Barry Levinson's most personal film, this episodic reflection on the gradual assimilation and corresponding alienation of the immigrant Jewish community uses the rise of television as both a metaphor and an organizing device. Lou Jacobi and the Thanksgiving dinner wars are particularly funny . . . and moving.
Rated 02 May 2007
50
33rd
Thoroughly tepid semi-autobiographical movie that's sort of like going through a total stranger's scrapbooks for two hours
Rated 09 Oct 2013
77
55th
77.000
Rated 14 Aug 2009
20
44th
The narrative events, far from epical or sagalike, resemble animated snapshots from a family photo album, documenting the onward march of the American Dream from urban sardine tin to a house in the suburbs with a television set and TV trays. None of the events could not be recollected for universal enjoyment at a family picnic. Or family funeral. It is precisely the universality of that enjoyment which limits the emotional range of the movie -- and the level of the enjoyment -- so severely.

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