I Declare War

Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Sep 20, 2013
    60
    While it's enjoyable enough to watch, there's no slam-dunk takeaway here.
  2. Reviewed by: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Aug 28, 2013
    58
    The problem, mainly, is that Lapeyre’s kids are stock types: runts, bullies, toadies, a girl with a big crush. In essence, they are kids’-movie tropes pretending to be war-movie tropes — one layer of generic material being used to cover another.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Keough
    Aug 29, 2013
    50
    Imagination is what these filmmakers could use more of, as their ingenious concept doesn’t develop much beyond a gimmick.
  4. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Aug 24, 2013
    50
    The film rarely takes us past its rather obvious conclusions about the potential bestial nature of kids and how that may translate to the larger battlefields.
  5. Reviewed by: Gabe Toro
    Sep 5, 2013
    42
    A crude sketch of a film that could barely withstand a short-form, but instead has been stretched to agonizing feature length by directors Robert Wilson and Jason Lapeyre.
  6. Reviewed by: Nick Hilton
    Jun 3, 2014
    40
    Unfortunately, despite its good central idea, Lapeyre and Wilson's execution is disappointingly poor.
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jun 2, 2014
    5
    Una pelicula que muestra como viven algunos jóvenes que tienen muchas libertades de ver de hacer lo que quieran. buenas actuaciones pero creoUna pelicula que muestra como viven algunos jóvenes que tienen muchas libertades de ver de hacer lo que quieran. buenas actuaciones pero creo que hay una parte donde se vuelve muy lenta como unos 10 minutos . Full Review »
  2. Aug 30, 2013
    3
    I could almost forgive some of the violence and racial slurs if the film had been fun or had an important message, but this film does neither.I could almost forgive some of the violence and racial slurs if the film had been fun or had an important message, but this film does neither. I enjoy films involving kids in a much more adult themed way such as Kick Ass or kids involved in fun adventures such as Goonies. This film left me cold to the point where it's almost offensive. D Full Review »