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  • 75
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    Lindberg, who wrote a book on the subject called "Punk Rock Dad," is at the center of this sweet, revealing and proudly foulmouthed ethnography on rock and the modern dad. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    And talk about transcendent parenting moments: When Lindberg's girls pull out their Barbies, the Pennywise singer goes and gets his Devo doll to play with them. show more

  • 65

    It's lovely to see these attempts at punk parenting, but there's really not much "punk" to them beyond appearances. show more

  • 63
    Mark Feeney Boston Globe

    Full of slick editing and various zippy technical tricks: split screens, sped-up footage, song lyrics and other text (in wild fonts) superimposed on the screen. Sometimes it's fun. More often it's distracting. show more

  • 38
    Jesse Cataldo Slant Magazine

    Covered in tattoos and clinging to wisps of their outsider status, the men profiled here seem assured of the novelty of their dilemma, as if they were the first generation to settle into a middle-class existence after a youth spent on the fringes. show more

  • 80
    Time Out New York

    Nevins's portrait of how a nihilistic movement fostered such nurturing family men resonates beyond its rebels-with-a-cause novelty. show more

  • 70
    Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic

    For the most part the film is an interesting, and occasionally fascinating, look at getting older and taking on responsibility. show more

  • 83
    Eric Kohn indieWIRE

    While the contradiction of punk rock parenthood may not have a solution, The Other F Word successfully has fun with the mystery. show more

  • 70
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    What begins as an amusing fluff piece ("Daddy's messed up," mumbles one woozy subject after dropping his gurgling infant) slowly emerges as a compelling and often touching peek at punk paternity. show more

  • 70

    The Other F Word is a raucous, eye-opening, sad and unexpectedly wise look at veteran punk rockers as they adapt to the challenges of fatherhood. show more

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