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The United States of Autism

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Richard Everts

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About the Movie

The United States of Autism weaves the tale of a broad spectrum of American life in all its faiths, disparities, colors, and cultures – and the story of one man’s 40-day, 11,000 mile journey across America to find answers for his family and son. What he learns along the way changes not only his life forever, but the lives of those he meets. If ever there were a story that embodies the heart of America, it’s the story found in individuals affected by autism and their families. Autism is a bio-neurological developmental disability that generally appears before the age of 3, and is one of the fastest growing developmental disabilities in the United States, affecting 1 to 1.5 million Americans.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 7
  • Fresh: 5
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 5.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Yes, the animated opening sequence has a professional polish that the rest of the film lacks, but the documentary's chosen angle is meaningful: The world of autism is as diverse as the nation. – David DeWitt, New York Times, Aug 8, 2013

Fresh: The documentary clarifies the breadth of the autism spectrum, from those who lack basic language and/or motor skills to those at the high-functioning end who do not seek a "cure" but rather social acceptance in the name of neurological diversity. – Ronnie Scheib, Variety, Aug 16, 2013

Fresh: Although it favors breadth over depth, the documentary The United States of Autism offers a tender look at an eclectic array of children, their parents and other individuals affected by this ever-increasing developmental disability. – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, Aug 16, 2013

Rotten: The United States of Autism is an example of a well-meaning documentary that may do more harm than good. – Daphne Howland, Village Voice, Aug 7, 2013

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2013

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