Can We Take a Joke? Reviews

August 14, 2016
Overstates its case to a nearly comical degree, as a group of comedians claim censorship that doesn't exist (Splice Today)
August 2, 2016
Tackles a vital and provocative question, without a variety of different answers, it feels incomplete and unbalanced.
August 2, 2016
A sporadically interesting yet terminally unfocused documentary...
August 1, 2016
Interesting as it is, but it would have been much better had it really grappled with the complexities of the issue it raises rather than presenting it in a cut-and-dried way.
August 1, 2016
A cautionary tale bemoaning the chilling effect of political correctness on free speech.
August 1, 2016
The ideas presented are more complex than Can We Take A Joke? is able to fully address, but they are ideas that desperately need to be discussed.
August 1, 2016
The answer isn't necessarily one way or the other, but Can We Take a Joke? doesn't explore this societal issue with any depth or nuance.
July 29, 2016
Plays as if you've been invited to read half of a courtroom transcript -- the defense's half -- while skipping past redacted text that might have complicated or undermined the argument.
July 28, 2016
Anyone who thinks political correctness has run amok needs to see this film. Anyone who thinks it hasn't needs to see it even more.
July 28, 2016
"Can We Take a Joke?" ... poses a valid question at a juncture when freedom of speech is a hot topic, especially where the Internet is concerned.
July 28, 2016
It would be better if it ... at least acknowledged the possibility that some jokes ought not be told.
July 28, 2016
Timely but hopefully not too late, it also features a good deal of laughs (albeit often bitter ones).
July 28, 2016
One of the main points of "Can We Take a Joke?" is freedom of speech. The first Amendment protects that right, but the comedians (and I) believe that freedom of speech should be elevated, especially now.
July 28, 2016
It's not the state that has turned against them; it's audiences.
July 28, 2016
There's potential swirling around "Can We Take a Joke?" as it dissects vulnerability and stupidity, but it doesn't cut deep enough, careful to avoid black holes of debate to make a grander point on the growing indignation.
July 26, 2016
We need silly men and women to speak truth to power because it stems the tide of dictatorship. Really. It does.
July 26, 2016
Whilst it's impressively produced, it focuses so hard on making its point that it overlooks the nuances that make the subject interesting.
July 25, 2016
At the rate western culture is declining, Can We Take a Joke? may soon be dismissed as "hate speech.
July 21, 2016
It's all awfully dispiriting.
June 22, 2016
Smart, pointed but cursory assault on "The New Censorship," college campuses and the Internet's war on stand-up comedy with edge.