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The Other F Word Reviews

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Andrew Barker
Variety
February 23, 2012
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Joe Heim
Washington Post
December 2, 2011
There are delicious contrasts between the musicians in full-on punk-rock mode and in full-on dad mode.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 1, 2011
Blink-182's Mark Hoppus has an especially good line about the all-consuming nature of being a pop: "It's like red matter from Star Trek. It just sucks everything in."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
November 23, 2011
These cute little domestic interludes give The Other F Word a light humor and large awwwww factor that's unavoidable, understandable and entirely un-punk.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
November 17, 2011
For the most part the film is an interesting, and occasionally fascinating, look at getting older and taking on responsibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
November 10, 2011
Lindberg's throwaway self-description of himself as getting by during a tour "on Ambien and hair dye'' may be the best line in a movie full of good ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
November 10, 2011
Despite a few genuinely poignant moments (try not to be moved as Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea talks of righting his parents' wrongs) and a bit of humor, F Word feels shallow and a little stale.
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November 4, 2011
As wonderful as it is to see the peace and happiness they've brought their dads, the real challenge for these men may come when the sweet tots who now look up to them grow into adolescents looking for authorities of their own to displace.
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
November 3, 2011
"The Other F Word" winds up feeling scattershot and unfocused.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
November 3, 2011
The film's juxtaposition of punk-rock fashion and cozy domesticity proves neither comic nor revelatory. It is, however, adorable, though not adorable enough to compensate for the film's damnable lack of focus.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
November 2, 2011
It's hard to take this film too seriously when it never seeks corroboration from a couple of other obvious interview sources: their wives and kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
November 1, 2011
What begins as an amusing fluff piece ("Daddy's messed up," mumbles one woozy subject after dropping his gurgling infant) slowly emerges as a compelling and often touching peek at punk paternity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Rob Harvilla
Village Voice
November 1, 2011
Flea almost cries. Twice. There's your four-word summation of The Other F Word, a half-poignant, half-absurd documentary on punk-rocker dads.
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Sam Adams
Time Out New York
November 1, 2011
Nevins's portrait of how a nihilistic movement fostered such nurturing family men resonates beyond its rebels-with-a-cause novelty.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5