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I Am Sam

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Jessie Nelson

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About the Movie

Sam Dawson has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old and works at a Starbucks. He has a daughter with a homeless woman; she abandons them as soon as they leave the hospital.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 144
  • Fresh: 50
  • Rotten: 94
  • Average Rating: 4.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: For a movie that probes the sensitive issue of living with reduced mental capacity, are the creators of Bambi the obvious choice? – Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: A well-intentioned but ludicrous tale. – Rita Kempley, Washington Post, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Every device of the movie's art is designed to convince us Lucy must stay with Sam, but common sense makes it impossible to go the distance with the premise. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: It's similar to a superficially hip and irreverent, yet fundamentally sentimental, TV show. – Steven Rosen, Denver Post, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Great movie!

Michelle performance is awesome! So aré the others!


one of the most amazing movies of all time.
shows the unconditional love between a father and daughter and what it will take for him to get her back
i recommend this movie to everyone!

Is best movie ever

It heart tounch movie. I love this movie because show a person how love there kids. He ready his darener.