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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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LATEST REVIEWS

LEGEND :

“..while he arguably fails to rein in his leading man (or half of him), screenwriter-turned-director Helgeland has a light touch, leavening the ultra-violence - and there are gory scenes - with a flair for absurdity..”
by Helen O'Hara [Daily Telegraph]

THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED :

“..this film is so stupid it may burst your appendix..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]

BEFORE WE GO :

“..Evans and Eve are always charming, but Brooke's real-world problems ring false in a story held together by chintzy fatalism and the logic of a first draft..”
by David Ehrlich [Time Out New York]

BREAK POINT :

“..Jay Karas doesn't exactly reinvent the wheel as he puts this odd couple through the paces of getting in shape and reconciling old wounds, but he's helped by some laugh-out-loud quirk in Gene Hong's screenplay, nice comic chemistry between the two leads..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]

STEVE JOBS: MAN IN THE MACHINE :

“..sharp as always from Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

CHLOE AND THEO :

“..borrowing themes from "Candide," it makes us wonder why bad things happen to good people. Including movie audiences..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]

BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS :

“..the film takes a long time to get going because of all the prolonged, glib chit-chat that loses whatever satirical edge it might have initially possessed..”
by Michael Rechtshaffen [LA Times]

CONTRACTED: PHASE II :

“..has contracted many of the same problems with the first film - it's plagued with pacing and character issues - but still has enough gags for the home video audience..”
by Brad Miska [Bloody Disgusting]

EVEREST :

“..in narrative terms it's messy - as true stories tend to be. The dramatic focus is split between around half a dozen characters based on real people and it's not clear who we should root for..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]

BEASTS OF NO NATION :

“..artful, accomplished but not entirely sustained adaptation..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]