The We and the I Reviews

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May 17, 2013
Credit Gondry, like Tocqueville before him, with at least re-examining tired clichés and scraping the rust off stereotypes.
May 16, 2013
An occasionally interesting glimpse into the lives of a diverse group of urban teens and their struggles, but also a film that's overly long and often annoying.
May 9, 2013
All of the kids are good in their roles, mostly as characters one assumes resemble themselves. And as any actor will tell you, playing yourself is one of the toughest gigs around.
March 22, 2013
Gondry has talent, and I think he enjoyed being with these youngsters, but the film suffers in trying to impose something vaguely like a story on a framework that boils down to teen high jinks during a bus ride.
March 21, 2013
"The We and the I" is a collection of very thin stories, many of which feel incomplete.
March 21, 2013
Organic interactions are interrupted by Gondry's words, or abandoned in favor of fantasy sequences. The film's verisimilitude too often takes a backseat to conventional storytelling and Gondry's whimsical aesthetic.
June 22, 2019
Gondry's visual inventiveness is still here, but it's probably not a coincidence that his most stripped-down film is also his strongest in years.
April 11, 2019
While The We and the I is visually more grounded in reality than most of Gondry's famous works, it's still incredibly colorful and striking. Virtually the entirety of the film takes place inside the bus, with the illusion of real time.
December 17, 2018
For better or worse, "The We and the I" also affords all of its characters a chance to shine, enriching the stories of Michael and Teresa, who have the longest way to go both home and otherwise, but may short change audiences.
December 16, 2013
Director Gondry succeeds in delivering a very entertaining and compelling human study.
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