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"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."

- NY TIMES

"A joyous, heart-swelling story of youthful rebellion. A delightful return to form for Lukas Moodysson."

- Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

"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."

- David Fear, The Village Voice

"HEARTFELT AND RAMBUNCTIOUS"

- The LA Times

"VIBRANT, HILARIOUS AND POIGNANT. The best film in years from one of the planet’s greatest filmmakers."

- Bilge Ebari, New York Magazine/Vulture

"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."

- Tom Huddleston, Time Out

"UTTERLY DELIGHTFUL. A sweet, spirited return to form"

- Guy Lodge, Variety

"EXHUBERENT, HEARTFELT AND FUNNY. A touching, honest portrayal of female friendship, with great performances from the lead actresses."

- Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly

"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."

- Hillary Weston, Black Book

"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."

- Art Forum

"Deeply felt."

- Nicole Armour, Film Comment

"Evocative"

- SCREENCRAFT.COM

"Heartfelt and rambunctious punk rock coming-of-age tale."

- LA Times

"Outrageous fun."

- Movie Mezzanine

"An entertaining crowd pleaser."

- FilmPulse

"Outrageous fun."

- MOVIE MEZZANINE

"The best film in years."

- New York Magazine – Vulture

"It’s a vibrant, hilarious, poignant coming-of-age story."

- New York Magazine – Vulture

"A film that captures the unifying power of music as well as anything since Richard Linklater's School Of Rock."

- The Guardian

"An exuberant tale of teen rebellion that will appeal to anyone who has ever been a teenager."

- The Guardian

"This is a treasure of a film that you can't wait to share with everyone you love."

- The Guardian

"This is my one of my favorite films of 2014 so far! Adorable, sweet and fun."

- SheKnows.com

"A coming-of-age masterpiece"

- The Guardian

"A film that's likely to redefine Moodysson as one of the world's most revered indie directors."

- The Guardian

"A gloriously funny coming-of-age comedy."

- The Telegraph

"The film’s joy just blows right through you."

- The Telegraph

"A poignant look at the ups and downs of being a misfit kid."

- Huffington Post

"Will melt the ice from any cynic’s heart."

- W Magazine

"The indie film you need to see this summer."

- Time Out New York

"Badass"

- Time Out New York

"Fluidly alternates between the messiness and warmth of female friendship."

- Film Comment Magazine

"I thought it was adorable. Really embodies the punk spirit of that era, a favorite of the year."

- The Playlist

"Lukas Moodysson is one of the best directors of young people."

- The L Magazine

"One of the best Rock & Roll cult movies in years"

- Rolling Stone

"Infectious"

- Entertainment Weekly

". Euphorically funny."

- Time Out New York

"Hilarious, touching, and thought provoking, this is a joyous celebration of punk music, female friendship, and, most of all, 13-year-old girls."

- Bust Magazine

"Smart, funny and authentic."

- The Playlist

"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."

- The Village Voice

"Punk-Girl Blast We Are the Best! Earns Its Title."

- The Village Voice

"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."

- Under the Radar Magazine

"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."

- Under the Radar Magazine

"Gets under your skin, into your heart, and refuses to be forgotten."

- Cinema Blend

" No film I’ve seen so far this year has provided the sheer moviegoing pleasure of 'We Are the Best!’"

- NY POST

"Irresistible."

- AV CLUB

"The feel good movie of the year."

- Twitch

"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."

- Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

"IF EVER A MOVIE EARNED THE EXCLAMATION POINT IN ITS TITLE, IT’S ‘WE ARE THE BEST!’. It feels practically revolutionary in its joy."

- Sheri Linden, LA Times

"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."

- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"The performances and energy of the film are, from beginning to end, thrilling."

- Paste Magazine

"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."

- Nerdist

"Touching."

- SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

"A Must-see summer movie"

- Nylon

"A NEW MASTERPIECE."

- Pitchfork

"'We are the Best!' is a reminder that music can save you and inspire you when nothing else in the world makes sense."

- Sara, Tegan and Sara

"Will rock your world."

- THE OREGONIAN

"This raucous, life-affirming winner might be the best time you'll have at the movies all year."

- THE OREGONIAN

"A breath of fresh air at a time when we get a deafening 3-D blockbuster week after week."

- BOSTON HERALD

"Spontaneously, infectiously, endearingly fun."

- Newsday

"Entirely honest and entirely delightful."

- The Nation

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.

CAST & CREW

Cast:
Mira Barkhammar
Mira Grosin
Liv LeMoyne

Director:
Lukas Moodysson

Producer:
Lars Jönsson

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