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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 28
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  1. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    May 27, 2014
    100
    Brash and sweet, We Are the Best! captures perfectly the aimlessness of adolescence, the waiting to become something that's so often intertwined with the desire to make something, to leave your mark on the world in some small way.
  2. Reviewed by: Alonso Duralde
    May 28, 2014
    100
    You don't have to like punk rock to fall in love with We Are the Best!; if a more joyous film comes along in 2014, then it's a good year indeed.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    May 29, 2014
    100
    Mr. Moodysson's film is little only in physical and financial scale. When measured by the pleasure it confers, We Are the Best! is a big deal that will be winning hearts — and even grownup minds — for a long time to come.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    May 29, 2014
    88
    What we have here is an exhilarating blast of a movie, full of heart but still punk rock. So don’t get all pissy because it’s in Swedish (with English subtitles) and you never heard of anyone in it and coming-of-age movies about girls make you puke.
  5. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Jun 19, 2014
    80
    The girls bring a passion to the band that they can muster nowhere else in their lives. Not everyone gets what they're doing — well, no one, really — but that's the point. This is a knowing film, and a liberating one.
  6. Reviewed by: Kimberley Jones
    Jun 11, 2014
    78
    Sweet-spirited and sometimes meandering but always working in the service of its young protagonists’ perspective, We Are the Best! might come off as slight if you aren’t paying attention, or you pay too much attention to the too-cute closing credits montage.
  7. Reviewed by: Godfrey Cheshire
    May 30, 2014
    50
    The film’s winsome, self-satisfied comedy will no doubt appeal more to viewers who prize juvenile hi-jinks over the cultural moment it depicts.

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