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An American Pickle (2020)



Critic Consensus: An American Pickle lacks the tart snap viewers might expect given its creative premise, but Seth Rogen's dual performance makes this a low-key comedy to relish.

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Seth Rogen stars as Herschel Greenbaum, a struggling laborer who immigrates to America in 1919 with dreams of building a better life for his beloved family. One day, while working at his factory job, he falls into a vat of pickles and is brined for 100 years. The brine preserves him perfectly and when he emerges in present day Brooklyn, he finds that he hasn't aged a day. But when he seeks out his family, he is troubled to learn that his only surviving relative is his great grandson, Ben Greenbaum (also played by Rogen), a mild-mannered computer coder whom Herschel can't even begin to understand.


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All Critics (152) | Top Critics (36)

An American Pickle is far from a disaster, but it is more amusing than hilarious. It is that thing a comedy can never be -- only half good.

September 16, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Sweet and earnest when it could be condescending, with an edge to the generational conflict at its center.

August 16, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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Like a bottled Vlassic Dill, this movie offers only an imitation flavor of something more genuine and robust.

August 16, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review… and religious and family commentary that grows ever more heavy-handed. Herschel and Ben deserved a better set of circumstances.

August 10, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

This is more of an appetiser than a main meal, but it's still dill-ish.

August 9, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The satire is already biting and we haven't even hit the opening credits.

August 9, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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