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  • Release Date: Aug 16, 2013
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Daphne Howland
    Aug 20, 2013
    90
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: Anita Gates
    Sep 5, 2013
    70
    Mr. Takata deserves praise for refusing to oversimplify the situation, although his film doesn’t always bring the conflict fully to life.
  3. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Aug 15, 2013
    70
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Sheila O'Malley
    Aug 16, 2013
    63
    We the Parents, one-sided and promotional as it often feels, presents a possible solution, as well as the difficulties in achieving it.
  5. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Aug 15, 2013
    60
    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.
  6. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Aug 15, 2013
    60
    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.

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