|MARSHALL FINE Gannett|
" we get the pleasure of the edgiest, most watchable actor of our day: Kevin Spacey. With American Beauty, he lays solid claim to being Hollywoods most compellingly offbeat presence."
"Balls script (beautifully illustrated by the photography of Conrad Hall) "
" there is great wit in the lip-smacking gusto Spacey brings to this character."
"Bening has righteous comic verve "
"The real find here is Wes Bentley "
"American Beauty is the years most deceptively entertaining film, one that packs a powerful punch and plants questions in the viewers mind even as it engrosses on the most powerful level."