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  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    Because he made "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004), there will always be high expectations for a new film by Michel Gondry. But while his new movie The We and the I, is intriguing in fits and starts, it isn't in the same league. show more

  • 50
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's a fun ride for the most part, with a bumping soundtrack and genuine moments of warmth and heartbreak. But one can't help but wish Gondry had simply let the camera roll, and let the kids speak for themselves. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Most of the performances are as unpolished as they are heartfelt, which is both endearing and distracting. show more

  • 70
    David Rooney The Hollywood Reporter

    Michel Gondry takes an idiosyncratic, funny, unexpectedly poignant snapshot of American youth in The We and the I. Rambling and unpolished, the film has a scrappy charm that springs organically from the characters and their stories rather than being artificially coaxed. show more

  • 88
    Chicago Sun-Times

    Upon leaving the theater I had a feeling like I just got to know a bunch of kids: some great, some annoying, but all living lives that extend beyond what little I saw of them on the screen. show more

  • 88
    Jesse Cataldo Slant Magazine

    A delirious representation of incipient personalities in bloom, its form as amorphous and reckless as the vibrant youths it portrays. show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Still, credit Gondry, like Tocqueville before him, with at least re-examining tired clichés and scraping the rust off stereotypes. show more

  • 38
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Fake documentaries annoy me — why not put in the effort and deliver the real thing? — and this one is not only aimless and stiff, it also rings false. show more

  • 80
    Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic

    By the end of the ride, we’ll see glimpse of happiness, sadness, joy, heartbreak, maybe even tragedy, if cell phone-shot recollections are to be believed. All bases are covered, in other words, in one late-afternoon ride, a ride Gondry and his cast will make you want to take. show more

  • 60
    Henry Barnes The Guardian

    Gondry's argument – that pack mentality crushes individual expression – follows a similarly predictable route, but there's enough of his signature playfulness (especially in the use of mobile-phone footage to present flashbacks) to keep the journey entertaining. show more

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