Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
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  1. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Nov 2, 2011
    83
    While the contradiction of punk rock parenthood may not have a solution, The Other F Word successfully has fun with the mystery.
  2. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    Nov 1, 2011
    80
    Nevins's portrait of how a nihilistic movement fostered such nurturing family men resonates beyond its rebels-with-a-cause novelty.
  3. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Dec 1, 2011
    75
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Amy Biancolli
    Nov 17, 2011
    75
    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.
  5. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Nov 16, 2011
    70
    For the most part the film is an interesting, and occasionally fascinating, look at getting older and taking on responsibility.
  6. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Nov 1, 2011
    70
    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.
  7. Reviewed by: Andrew Barker
    Nov 1, 2011
    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.
  8. Reviewed by: Alison Willmore
    Nov 2, 2011
    65
    It's lovely to see these attempts at punk parenting, but there's really not much "punk" to them beyond appearances.
  9. Reviewed by: Mark Feeney
    Nov 10, 2011
    63
    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.
  10. Reviewed by: Nathan Rabin
    Nov 2, 2011
    50
    The film's juxtaposition of punk-rock fashion and cozy domesticity proves neither comic nor revelatory. It is, however, adorable, though not adorable enough to compensate for the film's damnable lack of focus.
  11. Reviewed by: Rob Harvilla
    Nov 1, 2011
    50
    Flea almost cries. Twice. There's your four-word summation of The Other F Word, a half-poignant, half-absurd documentary on punk-rocker dads.
  12. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Nov 6, 2011
    40
    Winds up feeling scattershot and unfocused. Rather than capturing punk brattiness maturing into wary adulthood, director Andrea Blaugrund Nevins might have been better off simply making a film solely about Lindberg.
  13. Reviewed by: Jesse Cataldo
    Oct 31, 2011
    38
    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.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Apr 11, 2012
    10
    If you are a fan of punk rock or simply a fascinating story of human emotion then you should enjoy this documentary. This really uncovers theIf you are a fan of punk rock or simply a fascinating story of human emotion then you should enjoy this documentary. This really uncovers the behind the scenes lives of punk rock dads. It made me appreciate just what it takes to stay out on the road for months and be away from your family. Watching punk rockers tear up over their love for their kids is powerful. Full Review »