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We Are the Best! (2014)



Average Rating: 8/10
Reviews Counted: 95
Fresh: 92 | Rotten: 3

Sweet, empathetic, and shot through with a palpable joy, We Are the Best! offers a tender tribute to the bittersweet tumult of adolescence.


Average Rating: 8.4/10
Critic Reviews: 28
Fresh: 28 | Rotten: 0

Sweet, empathetic, and shot through with a palpable joy, We Are the Best! offers a tender tribute to the bittersweet tumult of adolescence.



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WE ARE THE BEST! is Moodysson's adaptation of his wife Coco's graphic novel about three young misfits growing up in early '80s Stockholm. Pixieish, mohawk-sporting Klara (Mira Grosin) and her best friend Bobo (Mira Barkhammar) are 13-year-old rebels looking for a cause. Despite having no instruments-or discernible musical talent-the two put all their energy into forming an all-girl punk band, recruiting their shy, classical guitar-playing schoolmate Hedvig (Liv LeMoyne) as the third wheel. With


Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy

Lukas Moodysson

Jun 20, 2014


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We Are the Best! is the rare film about childhood friendship that seems to take place inside the world of children, not filtered through an adult scrim of nostalgia.

July 21, 2014 Full Review Source: Slate
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The whole thing is very smart and sweet, as are the performances.

June 26, 2014 Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News
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This is a knowing film, and a liberating one.

June 19, 2014 Full Review Source: Arizona Republic
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The young actresses are flawless, and their ear-banging music, which remains awful throughout the film, is nonetheless full of static electricity.

June 19, 2014 Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
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[Moodysson] captures the crushing urgency and emotional craziness of youth. It's not blood that flows through these girls' veins, it's nitroglycerin.

June 13, 2014 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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"We Are the Best!" is a messy, congenial empowerment story that knows how aggravating adolescence can be when you refuse to fit in.

June 12, 2014 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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It may not be very punk, but these girls just want to have fun. And, crucially, Moodysson is having a good time too; there's joy in every frame.

July 25, 2014 Full Review Source: The Skinny
The Skinny

The great charm of Lukas Moodysson's We Are the Best! lies in its total lack of pretension and adult editorializing.

July 1, 2014 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The spirit of genial youthful rebelliousness has seldom been expressed with such effortless glee.

June 26, 2014 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
One Guy's Opinion

As played by three sparkling newcomers (Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin and Liv LeMoyne) in scenes that rely heavily on improvisation, they burst with a vitality that can't be faked -- only allowed, encouraged and lovingly savored.

June 25, 2014 Full Review Source: The Nation
The Nation

Relentlessly upbeat... Captures the peripatetic energy of youth.

June 24, 2014 Full Review Source:

We Are the Best! seems like [Moodysson's] clearest vision to date.

June 20, 2014 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

Although the movie often goes cross-eyed trying to figure out how to slip out of scenes, it retains joy and a rich sense of curiosity, brought to life through three terrific lead performances.

June 18, 2014 Full Review Source:

The teenage actors nail their natural, giddy-sad coming-of-age performances and Moodyson flavors the film with fine direction of its young stars.

June 17, 2014 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Director Moodysson revels in the way his young cast alternate between being children and adults, back and forth like a lenticular image. The film is irresistible--conveying the pleasures of being a spiky nuisance in a maddeningly calm society.

June 17, 2014 Full Review Source: MetroActive

Three girls, three chords in three acts, that's 'We Are the Best,' an invigorating coming-of-age comedy perfectly capturing the electrifying jolt punk rock instills in teens looking to expel their anger and frustration.

June 13, 2014 Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger
The Patriot Ledger

A note-perfect coming-of-age story masquerading as a Behind the Music documentary

June 13, 2014 Full Review Source: San Diego Reader
San Diego Reader

Hate sport! Moodysson's 1980s middle school punks are the perfect alternative to Godzilla and Tom Cruise.

June 13, 2014 Full Review Source: Boston Herald
Boston Herald

"We Are the Best!" should bring a smile to the face of anybody, regardless of gender, who recognizes themselves even a little in these savvy, indomitable characters.

June 13, 2014 Full Review Source: Oregonian

Audience Reviews for We Are the Best!

Unbelievably cute story about two very young punkers who decide to start their own band to take out their frustrations with parents, teachers and the broader world around them. Very very fun.
October 2, 2013
John Ballantine

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A coming of age film about three misfits' attempt to form an all female punk band despite everyone else believes "punk is dead." I personally dislike the film due to the socialist, feminist and anti-theist messages, but the acting great even though it is always risky to use young actors as the main characters. I cringed quite a few times as I watched the characters doing stupid things that typical liberals do e.g. looting, mooching and lying from such a young age. We Are the Best is nostalgic but that's all there is for this film to offer. (The music was horrible so viewer discretion advised).
June 29, 2014
Sylvester Kuo

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