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We the Party Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    48

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 40

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    Van Peebles's heart is probably in the right place, but his attempt to wed his kids' generational moment to a classic coming-of-age template falters in its message-obsessed execution.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Robert Abele

    The naughty-yet-nurturing tone is certainly unusual, but in working so hard to be the adult who "gets" kids yet lectures them at the same time, he's ended up with a colorful but superficial mess.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The New York Times Neil Genzlinger

    Other Van Peebleses also populate the movie, and all are serviceable enough as actors; it would be nice to see them in less earnest, more original material.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    Despite the filmmaker's obvious good intentions in trying to impart valuable life lessons to younger viewers, We the Party suffers from any number of problems, including uneven acting (talent isn't always hereditary); stereotypical characters and situations; and a manic visual style featuring the sort of split-screen obsession that felt outdated decades ago.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Despite its flashy cinematography and colorful sets, it contains a great deal that is serious about growing up in America today.

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