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Kids in America

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Comedy

Release Date :

October 21, 2005 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Josh Stolberg

Starring :

Nicole Richie, Gregory Smith, Julie Bowen, Genevieve Cortese, Adam Arkin, George Wendt, Caitlin Wachs, Emy Coligado

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

“..well-meaning but woefully unconvincing..”
by Sheri Linden [The Hollywood Reporter]
3 of 5

“..not much more interesting than the sort of teen audio-visual club projects it spoofs..”
by David Germain [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
1.5 of 4

“..lame and forced alleged comedy..”
by Jeff Vice [Deseret News, Salt Lake City]
3 of 5

“..lack of polish and real wit..”
by Robert Denerstein [Denver Rocky Mountain News]
3 of 10

“..jumps around a lot with no real flow or continuity and way too many unnecessary scenes..”
by Edward Douglas [Comingsoon]
2 of 4

“..ends up stranded in the middle of nowhere..”
by [Houston Chronicle]
3 of 5

“..delivers little more than fast reflex laughs..”
by Philip Wuntch [The Dallas Morning News]
2 of 4

“..clumsily predictable..”
by Stephen Schaefer [Boston Herald]
3.5 of 5

“..an innocent film that has something to say..”
by Andrew Casertano [The Cinema Source]
1.5 of 4

“..an awful movie - unfunny, preachy and shallow..”
by Piet Levy [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
“..a trite teen comedy burdened with lofty aspirations of rallying adolescent audiences to political action..”
by Tim Grierson [L.A. Weekly]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Brian Orndorf [EFilmCritic]
2 of 5
Reviewed by [E! Online]

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