Dear White People Reviews

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July 30, 2019
Dear White People deploys a full arsenal of intellectual weaponry to talk about race and much more in a way most can't or won't. It is hilarious. It is brilliant. It is vital. And it's Simien's first outing. More please.
April 5, 2019
Simien presents a refreshingly vibrant and genuinely hilarious discourse about contemporary racism.
March 22, 2019
Behind those three big, inciting words is a film that's as comedic as it is confrontational and as universal as it is intimate, a new-school satire about black identity that's more inclusive than exclusive.
March 12, 2019
Perhaps the best thing Dear White People will do, like Go Fish before it, is to become a gateway for films and television in the same vein.
June 13, 2018
It's a well-executed satire, smartly acted (it won the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at Sundance) and has an interesting plot.
June 12, 2018
All in all it was a good movie. It was funny and served its purpose, I don't think I'll be telling folks this is the movie they need to see for 2014 but it's one I would suggest.
November 22, 2017
Dear White People embodies the virtues of the truly independent film, substituting strong writing, good performances from a largely unfamiliar cast, and a fresh, distinctive vision for the blockbuster's hefty budget.
October 11, 2017
Everyone will laugh at different things in Dear White People, and everyone will wince at different things. This is a great movie to see in a big group-you'll want to talk about it as soon as it's over.
September 21, 2017
... an incisive look at not only how smart, ambitious people of all different skin tones and experiences talk about race in America, but also what's behind those words.
September 19, 2017
... for the most part [writer/director Justin Simien] admirably presents the complexities of race in contemporary culture...
September 1, 2017
But as great as the message is, and as hilarious as it is at times, Dear White People struggles as a full-length film.
August 14, 2017
With his first film, Dear White People, Justin Simien has proven himself to be one the most exciting emerging voices in cinema. See it.
June 27, 2017
I found DWP to be a contemplative film about the stereotypes that exist and the roles we are forced to play. Audiences of all ages and races need to see DWP.
June 23, 2017
Dear White People is clever, loving, angry satire. It's a multi-faceted exploration of race in a time when such portrayals are needed. The film sometimes falters in its process, but delivers the goods when it matters most.
March 21, 2017
A brilliant piece of writing from a very thoughtful and humorous director.
June 21, 2016
Dear White People offers up some droll and relevant observations on the commodification of race and ensures that Justin Simien is a filmmaker to watch.
June 18, 2016
A dagger-sharp satire, a film filled end-to-end with tiny sticks of dynamite, each lit carefully with a gleeful smirk.
March 4, 2016
It is smart, funny and provocative without being rude, even if some of the actual events and behaviours depicted are shocking. The film itself is not the shocker, the things it says about how we see each other is the embarrassment.
December 31, 2015
Dear White People is too smart for its own good.
December 11, 2015
It's witty, boisterous and immensely likeable, but don't mistake its considerable charm and slick elegance for superficiality.
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