"There is hardly a shortage of movies about rock ’n’ roll, but there are few as perfect — which is to say as ragged, as silly, as touching or as true — as “We Are the Best!,” Lukas Moodysson’s sweet and rambunctious new film."
"A joyous, heart-swelling story of youthful rebellion. A delightful return to form for Lukas Moodysson."
"A JOYOUS TIME CAPSULE. Captures the DIY empowerment of punk rock and the bond of female friendships in one blissful swoop. For those of us who've been hoping that Lukas Moodysson would return to the tender touch of early movies like Show Me Love and Together, the wait is over."
"HEARTFELT AND RAMBUNCTIOUS"
"VIBRANT, HILARIOUS AND POIGNANT. The best film in years from one of the planet’s greatest filmmakers."
"OVERWHELMINGLY COMPASSIONATE. A joyous celebration of youth, friendship and rebellion. There is boundless joy to be found in watching the girls’ thunderously confident first steps towards punk superstardom."
"UTTERLY DELIGHTFUL. A sweet, spirited return to form"
"EXHUBERENT, HEARTFELT AND FUNNY. A touching, honest portrayal of female friendship, with great performances from the lead actresses."
"The director of Together and Lilya 4-ever is back on form. With warmth and affection, it cheerfully celebrates the DIY ethos and the urge to revolt. Affirms that an adolescent girl’s bedroom is as good a place as anywhere to find the ingredients for personal development and political foment."
"Era-specific but never nostalgic, tender but never sentimental, We Are the Best!, like all good films about teenage girls, finely illuminates the emotional extremes of this tumultuous development stage."
"Heartfelt and rambunctious punk rock coming-of-age tale."
"An entertaining crowd pleaser."
"The best film in years."
"It’s a vibrant, hilarious, poignant coming-of-age story."
"A film that captures the unifying power of music as well as anything since Richard Linklater's School Of Rock."
"An exuberant tale of teen rebellion that will appeal to anyone who has ever been a teenager."
"This is a treasure of a film that you can't wait to share with everyone you love."
"This is my one of my favorite films of 2014 so far! Adorable, sweet and fun."
"A coming-of-age masterpiece"
"A film that's likely to redefine Moodysson as one of the world's most revered indie directors."
"A gloriously funny coming-of-age comedy."
"The film’s joy just blows right through you."
"A poignant look at the ups and downs of being a misfit kid."
"Will melt the ice from any cynic’s heart."
"The indie film you need to see this summer."
"Fluidly alternates between the messiness and warmth of female friendship."
"I thought it was adorable. Really embodies the punk spirit of that era, a favorite of the year."
"Lukas Moodysson is one of the best directors of young people."
"One of the best Rock & Roll cult movies in years"
". Euphorically funny."
"Hilarious, touching, and thought provoking, this is a joyous celebration of punk music, female friendship, and, most of all, 13-year-old girls."
"Smart, funny and authentic."
"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."
"Punk-Girl Blast We Are the Best! Earns Its Title."
"It may be temporarily impossible to erase the grin from your face while watching Lukas Moodysson’s We Are the Best, because it very thankfully lives up to its lofty title."
"The group’s anthem “Hate the Sport” is inspired by a stuffy gym teacher, and it’s maybe the catchiest thing you’ll hear this year."
"Gets under your skin, into your heart, and refuses to be forgotten."
" No film I’ve seen so far this year has provided the sheer moviegoing pleasure of 'We Are the Best!’"
"The feel good movie of the year."
"A BLISSFULLY FUNNY FILM. Director Moodysson is masterly and there’s a magical sense of life caught on the fly. 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."
"IF EVER A MOVIE EARNED THE EXCLAMATION POINT IN ITS TITLE, IT’S ‘WE ARE THE BEST!’. It feels practically revolutionary in its joy."
"AN EXHILARATING BLAST OF A MOVIE. TOTALLY IRRESISTIBLE. Director Moodysson sets fire to clichés and the three young stars are radically fierce and funny. PREPARE TO BE WOWED."
"The performances and energy of the film are, from beginning to end, thrilling."
"I want to snuggle with this movie. Hug it. Smile and laugh with it. This is a movie that is deeply refreshing and enjoyable in the way too few films are. It’s not merely entertaining. It’s satisfying."
"A Must-see summer movie"
"A NEW MASTERPIECE."
"'We are the Best!' is a reminder that music can save you and inspire you when nothing else in the world makes sense."
"Will rock your world."
"This raucous, life-affirming winner might be the best time you'll have at the movies all year."
"A breath of fresh air at a time when we get a deafening 3-D blockbuster week after week."
"Spontaneously, infectiously, endearingly fun."
"Entirely honest and entirely delightful."
ABOUT THE FILM
From Swedish master Lukas Moodysson, We are the Best! revolves around three girls in 1980’s Stockholm who decide to form a punk band -- despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead. Based on a graphic novel, We are the Best! is a paean to DIY culture and the power of rebellion.
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