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Based on 12 Reviews
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  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Overall, though, you get the exhausting feeling that Stolberg is desperately trying to prove how cool he is. And didn't you see enough of that in high school? show more

  • 40
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    Well-meaning but woefully unconvincing. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Once in a blue moon a movie escapes the shackles of its genre and does what it really wants to do. Kids in America is a movie like that. It breaks out of Hollywood jail. show more

  • 38
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Filmmaker Josh Stolberg claims to have been inspired by real-life events, but mostly he ineptly rips off other movies and wastes a cast that includes Rosanna Arquette, Adam Arkin and Elizabeth Perkins. show more

  • 38
    Angel Cohn TV Guide

    The cast is eclectic and talented, but their roles are two-dimensional and the is-it-or-isn't-it-satirical? tone ensures that their performances never seem properly pitched. show more

  • 40
    L.A. Weekly

    A trite teen comedy burdened with lofty aspirations of rallying adolescent audiences to political action. show more

  • 40
    Village Voice

    Nicole Richie loyalists are sure to be confounded (along with the rest of us) by Kids in America, the weirdly anti-Bush high school "satire" that is also Richie's big-screen debut. show more

  • 40
    Melissa Levine Dallas Observer

    Has its heart in the right place, but its head seems to be lost in a swirling maelstrom of teen movies that have come before. show more

  • 40
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    Because Kids in America can't decide whether it wants to be a stock teenage comedy or something more, it ends up stranded in the middle of nowhere. show more

  • 40
    Justin Chang Variety

    Josh Stolberg launches a scalding attack on the stodgy conservatism of the American public school system, only to end up stacking the deck in egregiously smirky and simple-minded ways. show more

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