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We the Party Reviews

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Scott Bowles
USA Today
April 6, 2012
Every time it dabbles in real-world teen issues like sex and drugs, it returns to a fanciful high school where kids quote Nietzsche and play acoustic guitar on lunch breaks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
April 6, 2012
Mario Van Peebles' self-produced project comes frustratingly close to his high-minded aims.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
April 6, 2012
Heavy-handed teen drama mixes moralizing and partying to uneven effect.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
April 6, 2012
A good-natured high school dramedy that borrows from many others...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
April 6, 2012
With the raunch of "American Pie" and the heart of an after-school special, the comedy turns out to be a lot less than the sum of its parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
April 5, 2012
Van Peebleses ... populate the movie, and all are serviceable enough as actors; it would be nice to see them in less earnest, more original material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
April 5, 2012
A colorful but superficial mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
April 5, 2012
How to resist a film in which one kid taunts another by quoting Mo'Nique's monologue from Precious?
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 5, 2012
Despite its flashy cinematography and colorful sets, it contains a great deal that is serious about growing up in America today.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Robert Koehler
Variety
April 4, 2012
The pic feels like a quickie knockoff between major projects, offering the writer-director's handsome son Mandela and other younger Van Peebles loads of screentime.
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Andrew Schenker
Time Out
April 3, 2012
It's an uneasy mixture of crude yukking and mixed-message uplift that satisfies on neither level.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Karina Longworth
Village Voice
April 3, 2012
Van Peebles's heart is probably in the right place, but his attempt to wed his kids' generational moment to a classic coming-of-age template falters in its message-obsessed execution.