The We and the I


Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Mar 7, 2013
    Most of the performances are as unpolished as they are heartfelt, which is both endearing and distracting.
  2. Reviewed by: Henry Barnes
    Mar 5, 2013
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: Walter Addiego
    Mar 27, 2013
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Horkley
    Mar 21, 2013
    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.
  5. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Mar 5, 2013
    By the end of the ride, the movie’s messy humanity has officially calcified into After-School Special clichés; given the choice between handcrafted whimsy and heavy-handedness, we’ll take the former, thanks.

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