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Based on 6 Reviews
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  • 60
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    The film doesn’t fully succeed in elucidating its complex issues. But the wide-spread problem it explores is clearly undeniable, and at the very least this rough-hewn but provocative documentary will hopefully inspire further discussion. show more

  • 63
    Sheila O'Malley

    We the Parents, one-sided and promotional as it often feels, presents a possible solution, as well as the difficulties in achieving it. show more

  • 90
    Village Voice

    We the Parents is a must-see civics lesson, an example of the power of grassroots organizing and of having a good lawyer, and of how seemingly small ideas can make big waves. show more

  • 70
    Anita Gates The New York Times

    Mr. Takata deserves praise for refusing to oversimplify the situation, although his film doesn’t always bring the conflict fully to life. show more

  • 70
    Dennis Harvey Variety

    While no doubt a more evenhanded documentary remains to be made on this issue, the Takatas’ effort is polished and convincing on its own terms. show more

  • 60
    Sheri Linden Los Angeles Times

    Concerned mainly with the mechanics of the undertaking, the movie is less an incisive chronicle than a galvanizing tool for parents who are, understandably, frustrated with the system. show more

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