• Released
  • November 2, 2011
  • (NY; LA 11/4)
  • NR , 1 hr 38 min
  • Art House/Foreign


By Eric Kohn
While the contradiction of punk rock parenthood may not have a solution, The Other F Word successfully has fun with the mystery.
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Time Out New York

Nevins's portrait of how a nihilistic movement fostered such nurturing family men resonates beyond its rebels-with-a-cause novelty.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
And talk about transcendent parenting moments: When Lindberg's girls pull out their Barbies, the Pennywise singer goes and gets his Devo doll to play with them.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Lindberg, who wrote a book on the subject called "Punk Rock Dad," is at the center of this sweet, revealing and proudly foulmouthed ethnography on rock and the modern dad.
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Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
For the most part the film is an interesting, and occasionally fascinating, look at getting older and taking on responsibility.
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The Other F Word is a raucous, eye-opening, sad and unexpectedly wise look at veteran punk rockers as they adapt to the challenges of fatherhood.
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The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
What begins as an amusing fluff piece ("Daddy's messed up," mumbles one woozy subject after dropping his gurgling infant) slowly emerges as a compelling and often touching peek at punk paternity.
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It's lovely to see these attempts at punk parenting, but there's really not much "punk" to them beyond appearances.
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Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
Full of slick editing and various zippy technical tricks: split screens, sped-up footage, song lyrics and other text (in wild fonts) superimposed on the screen. Sometimes it's fun. More often it's distracting.
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Slant Magazine

By Jesse Cataldo
Covered in tattoos and clinging to wisps of their outsider status, the men profiled here seem assured of the novelty of their dilemma, as if they were the first generation to settle into a middle-class existence after a youth spent on the fringes.
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60 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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