• Released
  • March 8, 2013
  • (NY; 3/22 LA)
  • NR , 1 hr 43 min
  • Drama
  • Be the first to Rate!
The We and The I Synopsis
It is the last day of the school year, and a group of Bronx high-schoolers board a city bus to make their way home.
Read Full Synopsis

Movie Reviews

Critic Ratings

65
SEE ALL CRITIC REVIEWS
88

Slant Magazine

By Jesse Cataldo
A delirious representation of incipient personalities in bloom, its form as amorphous and reckless as the vibrant youths it portrays.
Full Review
88

Chicago Sun-Times

By
Upon leaving the theater I had a feeling like I just got to know a bunch of kids: some great, some annoying, but all living lives that...
Full Review
80

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
By the end of the ride, we’ll see glimpse of happiness, sadness, joy, heartbreak, maybe even tragedy, if cell phone-shot recollections are...
Full Review
75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Still, credit Gondry, like Tocqueville before him, with at least re-examining tired clichés and scraping the rust off stereotypes.
Full Review
70

The Hollywood Reporter

By David Rooney
Michel Gondry takes an idiosyncratic, funny, unexpectedly poignant snapshot of American youth in The We and the I. Rambling and unpolished,...
Full Review
60

The Guardian

By Henry Barnes
Gondry's argument – that pack mentality crushes individual expression – follows a similarly predictable route, but there's enough of his...
Full Review
60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Most of the performances are as unpolished as they are heartfelt, which is both endearing and distracting.
Full Review
50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By
It's a fun ride for the most part, with a bumping soundtrack and genuine moments of warmth and heartbreak. But one can't help but wish...
Full Review
50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Because he made "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004), there will always be high expectations for a new film by Michel Gondry. But...
Full Review
40

Time Out New York

By David Fear
By the end of the ride, the movie’s messy humanity has officially calcified into After-School Special clichés; given the choice between...
Full Review

Fan Reviews

Did You See This Movie?

Be the first to write a review!

More Info

Rated NR
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Realistic look at teen culture has drinking, sex, language.
Read the Common Sense Media Review
POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF