Metacritic Movie Ratings
Kids in America Reviews

2.0

38

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally unfavorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    Once in a blue moon a movie escapes the shackles of its genre and does what it really wants to do. Kids in America is a movie like that. It breaks out of Hollywood jail.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    Nicole Richie loyalists are sure to be confounded (along with the rest of us) by Kids in America, the weirdly anti-Bush high school "satire" that is also Richie's big-screen debut.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    VarietyJustin Chang

    Josh Stolberg launches a scalding attack on the stodgy conservatism of the American public school system, only to end up stacking the deck in egregiously smirky and simple-minded ways.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The New York TimesStephen Holden

    Because Kids in America can't decide whether it wants to be a stock teenage comedy or something more, it ends up stranded in the middle of nowhere.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterSheri Linden

    Well-meaning but woefully unconvincing.

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