Us Kids

critic Reviews

, 84% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Skillfully directed by Kim A. Snyder, Us Kids is a stirring portrait of hope that prevails in the face of tragedy.
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    Matthew MonagleAustin Chronicle
    The sad truth is that Us Kids feels a bit too much like the thing the students hoped to avoid: a celebration of a moment in time, not the start of a revolution.
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    Carlos AguilarLos Angeles Times
    For its merits as a dynamic nonfiction piece incisively dealing with a pivotal issue from heartbreakingly human angle, "Us Kids" is indispensable viewing for anyone who genuinely cares about the future of this country beyond "thoughts and prayers."
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    Claudia PuigFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It asks very difficult questions about what it means to grow up in a country where gun violence is so common.
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    Steve PondTheWrap
    A needed reminder that issues don't go away just because something else is getting today's headlines.
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    Robert DanielsRogerEbert.com
    Like the limited legislative change that has occurred due to the underappreciated efforts of these valiant activists, I wish Snyder's Us Kids resulted in more.
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    Lovia GyarkyeNew York Times
    "Us Kids" skillfully handles a sensitive subject and prudently connects the Parkland students' stories to those of Black students whose experiences with gun violence rarely garner similar national attention.
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    Lisa TrifoneThird Coast Review
    The most captivating moments of the film are those far from the headlines and soundbites.
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    Dolores QuintanaDolores Quintana
    The film is a fascinating study of activism that comes from a tragic event where the participants are struggling with whopping cases of survivor's guilt, trauma, PTSD, and imposter syndrome.
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    Alex BentleyCultureMap
    Us Kids demonstrates that change can come from anyone, no matter if they are of legal voting age or not. Anyone with even the faintest interest in politics should be motivated by their work, their enthusiasm, and their message.
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    Loren KingAWFJ Women on Film
    Us Kids is a compelling story of several ordinary but remarkable young people who refuse to be victims and of their incessant efforts to reclaim democracy.
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