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The Other F Word Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
Feels so much like an MTV reality show I kept waiting for a commercial break so I could go pee.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
February 27, 2012
If you ever listened to punk rock from the 80s or 90s and thought how hard it's going to be for these guys to deal with their own kids, this documentary reveals that truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
January 9, 2012
The film's subjects may consider themselves non-conformists, but the movie's style -- the use of colorful graphics, fast-forwards, jump cuts and other computer-editing tricks -- is the epitome of mainstream.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cynthia Fuchs
December 7, 2011
As punk rock dads recall their own difficult childhoods, their absent fathers and abusive stepfathers, they assert their determination to "be there" for their own kids.
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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
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
November 18, 2011
People grow up sometimes, more or less - even punk rockers.
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
November 17, 2011
We do get to see Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers cry, though. That gets some bonus points in my book.
Full Review | Original Score: 53/100
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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
Matt Singer
November 11, 2011
Not just a fluffy portrait of dudes with tattoos and their cute kids
Full Review | Original Score: B
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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.
Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix
November 8, 2011
This charming, amusing documentary has its sad side too...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
November 7, 2011
Tired conformists or still staunch rebels, whatever you may think of these punk rockers turned parents, this lively, affecting documentary is a highly worthwhile, often hilarious investigation into the ultimate contradiction.
November 6, 2011
The most endearing and potentially tearjerking documentary about punks you'll ever see.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 6, 2011
...the visual contrasts, like Rancid's Lars Frederickson, he of the tattooed face and leopard-spotted head, pushing a child on a swing, are chuckle inducing.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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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.
Jennifer Merin
November 3, 2011
The other F word is "Father" or "Fatherhood." Now, what were you thinking?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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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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