Dear White People

2014, Comedy/Drama, 1h 46m

135 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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Dear White People adds a welcome new voice to cinema's oft-neglected discussion of race, tackling its timely themes with intelligence, honesty, and gratifyingly sharp wit. Read critic reviews

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A campus culture war between blacks and whites at a predominantly white school comes to a head when the staff of a humor magazine stages an offensive Halloween party.

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  • May 18, 2018
    There will be haters, for sure, and the haters will be outraged whites complaining about "reverse racism" and other imaginary things like how "there is no racism in America anymore" - which is a pity, really, since this excellent satire should be dedicated to you, dear white racist.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 26, 2017
    I had seen the trailer before realising that the tv show on Netflix was based on a critically acclaimed film. The film is well crafted and actors breath life into each and every character, no character unnecessary. The film has a distinct tone and while stay with certain characters throughout, the shift from jokey happens swiftly and never returns, robbing the film of that key ingredient. The film is great but I couldn't hold the film to the heights of the critics, I agree the film has a filmmakers choice and voice but it hasn't hit that timeless factor. I may change my opinion of the film with time but at this stage it will be an interesting film that couldn't sustain the vision throughout, strong ending though. 26-06-2017.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 10, 2015
    On an elite campus racial tensions cause a black student to infiltrate a white frat house. Energetic, politically significant, and delightfully witty, is Higher Learning and Do the Right Thing with a smirk. It's satire whereas the others were grittier dramas with satirical edges. The character-driven plot suffers a second act lull, and one plot point comes from nowhere, but the rest is fresh and interesting. In a Hollywood landscape where almost all the films about race are simplistic or insulting (2004 Best Picture winner Crash was both), this film is such a welcomed breath of fresh air that it's easy to forgive any of its flaws. Overall, director Justin Simien is a fresh new voice, and I can't wait for his follow-up.
    Jim H Super Reviewer
  • Jul 07, 2015
    A superb drama comedy that is affecting, truthful, funny, wise and satirical. Tessa Thompson and Tyler James Williams give brilliant performances and the script is sharp.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer

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