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Reviews: Dear White People (2014)

dear_white_peopleReviews for this film from our members:

  • Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: Writer/director Justin Simien takes on race relations in the Ivy League with this dagger-sharp satire, a film filled end-to-end with tiny sticks of dynamite, each lit carefully with a gleeful smirk.Simien is a righteous filmmaker, but his bitterness is exhilarating, and at its best, ‘Dear White People’ vibrates with the visceral thrill of watching a gifted new voice get away with something.
  • Bill Clark @ From The Balcony
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: The film isn’t as funny as it could be, largely because Simien’s tone isn’t as fueled by anger as [Spike] Lee’s films, but when he scores, it’s often a bullseye.
  • Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: The script is particularly intelligent as it develops a cast that is both enlightened & foolish, likable & rude, admirable & flawed. They are developed human beings that have nuance and depth.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Provocative, searing, and whip-smart in how it breaks down stereotypes, “Dear White People” still has a few hallmarks of a first-time effort, but when it takes aim, it is an enlightening reactionary piece fueled with acrimony and articulateness.
  • [New – 12/11/14] | Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
Updated: June 8, 2015 — 10:12 pm

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