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Story of four African American students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular 'African American' themed party thrown by white students. (en.wikipedia.org)

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Dear White People belongs to 25 collections
1. Directorial debut (public: moderated by djross - 11 stars)
2. !f İstanbul 2015 (your public collection - 4 stars) | remove from collection
3. Race / Racism (public: moderated by Moribunny - 3 stars)
4. American racial politics (public: moderated by djross - 3 stars)
5. Crowdfunded (public: moderated by Ag0stoMesmer - 2 stars)
6. Sundance (2001-2014) (public: moderated by vwgregov - 2 stars)
7. University/College (public: moderated by djross - 1 star)
9. 2014 US Theatrical (public: moderated by DrBroel)
10. Movies with Black leads (public: moderated by PerryStroika)
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Feb 19 Mires
70T5
Feb 18 falcor84
80T6
Feb 13 novamg7 novamg7
90T10
Feb 02 _nerfherder_
63T1
Jan 28 JimiAntiloop JimiAntiloop
60T4
Jan 13 emtilt emtilt
66T7
Really uneven.
Jan 09 cengaveri
72T4
Dec 20, 2017 Systematicer
90T10
Dec 18, 2017 ReCreation07 ReCreation07
88T7
Dec 18, 2017 bennick218
68T4
Dec 16, 2017 marcus.a
80T3
Nov 28, 2017 greekgrits greekgrits
82T7
Nov 27, 2017 CesarCastag
80T8
Nov 24, 2017 RealMacgyver RealMacgyver
70T5
I saw the show spin off before this but it still works as a prequel to that. Possibly loses a bit watching it that way as you are already familiar with the leads, so do it the other way around if you are still fresh.
Nov 06, 2017 lefty28
83T6
Oct 08, 2017 AnttiR
96T9
Sep 29, 2017 PekkaVaino
79T8
Sep 11, 2017 freestate
65T4
Sep 06, 2017 RavynLoony RavynLoony
62T7
Aug 28, 2017 SeaSnek
85T6
Aug 17, 2017 hte624 hte624
51T3
A character-driven show that seems unfortunately reluctant to delve too deeply into its numerous, interesting characters. A bit of a shame, but not uncommon, I suppose. Interesting social commentary, and a few pretty good jokes, though.
Jul 23, 2017 brianrobot brianrobot
4T7
Jul 17, 2017 li_nepo
90T9
Jul 11, 2017 DrWade42
72T4
Jul 09, 2017 LindenT LindenT
70T7
Jul 03, 2017 smoore
80T9
Jun 29, 2017 FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
33T3
Jun 22, 2017 Visocchi
80T5
Jun 20, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
59T5
Jun 17, 2017 Alani Alani
80T6
Jun 17, 2017 Arlowe Arlowe_
58T4
Jun 16, 2017 ECR E.C.R.
65T7
Jun 14, 2017 AmarDesai
85T8
Jun 13, 2017 Komond Komond
60T6
Knew about this movie after the series I have to say the movie is sort of obsolete after the them. Everything here is made better in the series while sharing director, writer, even some actors... The team has certainly improved and the choral format works better as a series than a movie. If you watched the movie first and didn't specially like it, give the series a chance.
May 23, 2017 sibur sibur
63T4
May 14, 2017 alexwilson
88T7
May 14, 2017 ArkadyFalls
65T7
May 12, 2017 Henrik Henrik
60T4
May 08, 2017 caffe
73T6
May 05, 2017 Darren Darren
70T6
The TV show is much better but this still makes the point it's trying to. Dialogue is a little hammy but that's it's purpose. It's sorta tryin to be a degrassi kind of thing.
May 02, 2017 ronen2
82T9
May 01, 2017 Gnalkthere Gnalkthere
79T5
May 01, 2017 GeneralGrind
70T4
Apr 19, 2017 cjhoneycomb
100T9
Apr 08, 2017 Obdurate Obdurate
75T6
It tackles its subject matter with some finesse, examining race relations with a fairly even approach. There are a bunch of different perspectives, which is nice, and through the good performances we got to see them fleshed out a fair bit. My knock on it, and what prevents it from being great, is that there are times that it's clearly attempting humour but can't usually get there. Good premise, and the execution as a drama was admirable, but it's not overly funny.
Mar 29, 2017 SnorlaxJones SnorlaxJones
74T8
Mar 22, 2017 sucks2Bme
85T10
Mar 18, 2017 KMcNeil KMcNeil
4T4
Mar 11, 2017 enzothebaker
50T5
Mar 10, 2017 rahsirrah rahsirrah
60T6
Mar 09, 2017 dobby
69T4
Mar 01, 2017 mooper mooper
35T2
I like my social commentary with humor. This had no humor.
Feb 26, 2017 jastheef jastheef
40T2
Feb 22, 2017 lizleannek
80T9
Feb 22, 2017 ghamathairo ghamathairo
72T7
Feb 18, 2017 KirkJiggler
7T4
Feb 18, 2017 future42
3T5
Feb 17, 2017 adrenaline adrenaline
60T5
Feb 14, 2017 CinematicESP CinematicESP
91T9
Feb 12, 2017 ArcticLendri
76T5
Feb 05, 2017 EdmonDantes3
75T6
Feb 02, 2017 howler19 howler19
24T2
Jan 27, 2017 bitterbill bitterbill
65T7
Jan 26, 2017 meltem meltem
68T5
Jan 24, 2017 psim psim
74T5
Jan 22, 2017 TonyS.
69T4
Jan 10, 2017 ott ott
65T5
Jan 01, 2017 Aqy_
8T7
Dec 31, 2016 knumberz
50T1
Dec 23, 2016 fehham
65T3
Dec 20, 2016 rog
50T6
Dec 19, 2016 fakoushhh
75T6
Dec 11, 2016 hinton
50T2
Dec 09, 2016 KeanuGrieves KeanuGrieves
73T4
Dec 02, 2016 thebalkabaa thebalkabaa
65T6
Nov 24, 2016 gregmnewman
75T5
Nov 17, 2016 Ronin22
58T7
Oct 28, 2016 jerrywarton
66T6
Oct 23, 2016 canadianor canadianor
15T1
Oct 03, 2016 mramirez118
69T5
Sep 29, 2016 russlan
40T2
Sep 25, 2016 gsb gsb
80T8
Definitely directed toward a white audience given its Racism 101 stance. There was some interesting ideas regarding the construction of black identity with Troy's character but it was only hinted toward. Disliked the Sam's arc super strongly. But all of that aside (can you tell I had high expectations?) its refreshing to watch a movie about black kids that isnt like poverty porn.
Sep 25, 2016 zuleyka
70T6
Sep 23, 2016 barrelhead
82T7
Sep 19, 2016 still still
30T6
Sep 18, 2016 barisyasar barisyasar
81T6
Sep 18, 2016 icarusXXIX
78T7
Sep 05, 2016 arielle
81T8
Aug 02, 2016 Carmal00
60T8
Jul 29, 2016 bubbacritic
1T1
Jul 28, 2016 Tazurel
85T8
Jul 17, 2016 heyimdylan moss piglet
3T2
Jul 14, 2016 ironagepig ironagepig
83T6
Jul 11, 2016 Onderhond
50T5
Jul 06, 2016 Dorkovsky Dorkovsky
8T10
Jul 06, 2016 Jonrock411
8T8
Jul 04, 2016 Col_Needham
80T8
Jul 03, 2016 Benad99
60T1
Jul 03, 2016 piddle
76T6
Jun 21, 2016 Cowman Cowman
68T5
Jun 18, 2016 jasonomara15 ()
78T9
Jun 07, 2016 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
31T4
May 25, 2016 rklenseth rklenseth
80T8
May 24, 2016 Letterdief
75T3
May 22, 2016 bfn
76T8
May 12, 2016 sergebarber sergebarber
3T8
May 12, 2016 orphanarium
85T7
May 11, 2016 jnydam
40T3
May 09, 2016 carobbean
79T6
May 05, 2016 nixs
95T6
Apr 30, 2016 wokelstein wokelstein
79T7
Apr 27, 2016 Chilleddc
80T5
Apr 21, 2016 MCFCSec
83T7
Apr 11, 2016 Ringshifter Ringshifter
56T2
Apr 10, 2016 Carlospro Carlospro
75T7
Apr 07, 2016 JasonOoi
70T5
Apr 05, 2016 Qmccall3
27T1
Mar 28, 2016 SunnyOctopus SunnyOctopus
60T5
Mar 27, 2016 tehmarvelman
78T3
Mar 25, 2016 myfavchords
76T5
This film has a really interesting and smart script. The casting is well done for this film, a lot of the actors I did not recognize but there are several that give good performances. Overall I would recommend this film.
Mar 25, 2016 juandelbalde
60T6
Mar 12, 2016 debaser1985
72T7
Mar 08, 2016 jennyfish jennyfish
78T5
Mar 07, 2016 cinegeekde cinegeek.de
70T2
Rassismus, Sex zwischen Schwarz und Weiss und Klassenkampf, das sind die Zutaten dieser cleveren und eleganten Campus Komödie. Endlich bekommen wir Antworten auf so wichtige Fragen wie: Warum sehen wir Schwarze im Kino immer nur elend und traurig? ... mehr auf cinegeek.de
Feb 25, 2016 weirdyoda weirdyoda
69T3
Feb 25, 2016 Ptravers
6T8
Feb 25, 2016 willmylrea
77T9
Feb 22, 2016 sunhuang
85T9
Feb 21, 2016 Chayoss
89T9
Feb 18, 2016 thalesrocha
80T3
Jan 31, 2016 jostarg
8T7
Jan 21, 2016 gpietras
5T3
Jan 21, 2016 Niska Niska
27T4
Jan 14, 2016 curukalpey
55T1
Jan 12, 2016 kurisu1974 kurisu1974
65T6
Jan 02, 2016 Ippei
80T9
A great satirical social commentary, which feels way too relevant. The film raises several questions, but doesn't necessarily place the blame on any one group, but tries to show an overall view of things. I liked that it didn't have to resort to violence to get the point across.
Jan 02, 2016 exitexitquit
55T5
Jan 01, 2016 Matthew_Parkinson Matthew Parkinson (CineMarter)
85T10
Dec 30, 2015 jfreilich
70T5
Dec 30, 2015 amerigo amerigo
82T8
"It’s a little self-congratulatory. Light on story. Frankly, thematically dubious."
Dec 26, 2015 Naellita
60T2
Dec 19, 2015 joegarland
92T3
Dec 19, 2015 werty
92T10
Dec 19, 2015 mattorama12 mattorama12
68T6
The conceit was a clever way to approach the issue in a nuanced way. Provocative in the good sense of the term--makes you think about things from a varying perspectives and (mostly) gives each perspective a fair shake. But this was also dragged down by a lot of failed attempts at humor and some poor acting (but the two female leads were both great).
Dec 17, 2015 temper114 temper114
81T7
Dec 14, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
70T1
Dec 13, 2015 sacmersault sacmersault
71T6
Dec 07, 2015 ombrenuit
77T6
Dec 03, 2015 JohnSandwich JohnSandwich
60T5
Dec 02, 2015 ldpfilm ldpfilm
78T7
Dec 02, 2015 osvaldo
77T8
Dec 02, 2015 rTrueFilm r/TrueFilm
80T6
Dec 01, 2015 orcun21
70T4
Nov 15, 2015 pickypicnic pickypicnic
20T3
Nov 12, 2015 salty_dog salty dog
60T3
Nov 09, 2015 krulltott
50T4
Nov 05, 2015 ldotsdot
82T4
Nov 03, 2015 DSchmitt
80T8
Oct 16, 2015 PJH PJH
45T2
Oct 16, 2015 SandyR SandyR
75T4
Oct 15, 2015 Meta_Critic Meta Critic
79T9
Oct 09, 2015 mattyK
70T2
Oct 08, 2015 nenov
80T5
Oct 05, 2015 enich99
40T3
Oct 03, 2015 Queendedede
40T1
Sep 27, 2015 SnoopyStyle
70T7
Sep 24, 2015 Ocelot Ocelot
75T9
This movie is good, smart and funny. Crackerjack dynamite! (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone)
Sep 23, 2015 warrensm
97T10
25 years after Spike Lee directed Do The Right Thing, this movie is actually doing the right thing in a well-acted, well-directed, and well-written African-American comedy that we desperately needed, especially in the Obama age. [Full Review]
Sep 20, 2015 caracal caracal
76T7
Sep 19, 2015 worleyjamers
77T9
Sep 16, 2015 karamazov karamazov.
37T5
Nice to see more films addressing black issues [or, perhaps more accurately, "white issues," as Chris Rock would tell us] and shit, but... would not be surprised if some of the crap in here was imposed by clueless white producers.
Sep 15, 2015 janus
75T7
About as promising as debut features get. Looks to be aimless and esoteric for at least the first half hour, but that Altman reference isn't for nothing: eventually it develops into a daunting ensemble film with a complex story, nuanced politics, and an array of characters that are introduced as easily digestible "types" before deepening almost as if defying the film's preordained role for them.
Sep 14, 2015 jspidah
76T8
Sep 12, 2015 impossible
69T2
Sep 12, 2015 ludvigsen ludvigsen
60T4
Sep 09, 2015 Hennimore
55T2
Sep 09, 2015 Jesus123
71T8
Sep 07, 2015 FunkyAstro FunkyAstro
70T7
All the little nuances of racial tension in America are presented along with all the different tropes that play their part. Simien did a great job covering all the bases and his message stays strong until the end. I'm almost a little afraid to critique what I didn't like about the film which is mostly the fact that I didn't think it was a very good movie. Simien's awareness to this by making Sam's first review echo this sentiment plays right into the wittiness of his writing capability.
Sep 06, 2015 Budhisattva Budhisattva
84T7
Aug 27, 2015 almengi
74T5
Aug 19, 2015 Koernia Koernia
70T7
Aug 04, 2015 guana guana
25T6
Aug 02, 2015 Brent Brent
60T5
Jul 26, 2015 Bryan C.
80T6
Jul 22, 2015 kxlly kxlly
31T1
Jul 21, 2015 angrypierre angrypierre
90T10
At times it stretches credulity, and then you find out that stuff like this actually happens. It goes from hilarious to shocking and back to hilarious again, then shocking again, and then quite touching, and ends on hilarious. I LOVED it.
Jul 20, 2015 bfirem
55T6
Jul 19, 2015 estebangonza
70T5
Jul 18, 2015 EricTheCrow
10T1
Jul 14, 2015 jakartan jakartan
66T6
Jul 12, 2015 DBibby DBibby
64T3
Jul 11, 2015 ttoshi
54T5
Jul 05, 2015 5Z5qjRCfM2
40T3
Jun 28, 2015 stuie299 stuie299
50T2
Total bait and switch from the trailer. The trailer presents a witty fast paced comedy that deals with modern day racial issues. What the audience is instead given is a slow paced satire that's too dry to foster any laughs. The worst part though, is how painfully stilted the dialogue is. Every line feels like some bullshit racism/social justice monologue that's so contrived it could only take place in one of writer/director Justin Simien's wet dreams.
Jun 10, 2015 HuckSolo HuckSolo
80T6
Jun 06, 2015 bsrcnc
50T3
Jun 05, 2015 felipelahm felipelahm
65T7
Such a metodic and classy take on race that dares -- oh -- to be funny! Like a Spike Lee-meets-Wes Anderson narrative that has a 70s look and an arresting combination of rage and brightness.
Jun 03, 2015 mkdaun
80T8
May 31, 2015 IsaacFord IsaacFord
88T6
May 30, 2015 bakcheia bakcheia
92T9
This film had strong performances all around, but I found Sam and Lionel to certainly be the most affecting. Perhaps what I enjoyed most about this film is that it truly offered no easy answers; instead, it approaches the problems that arise from racism in all their facets (institutional, internalized, or even outright etc.), while dodging any clear, conclusive answer. At its heart, it explores a relationship of power dynamics as historic tools of exclusion and inclusion. Powerful stuff.
May 26, 2015 JakeR Jake_R
81T7
May 25, 2015 spabz
70T5
May 21, 2015 CianM
82T7
May 21, 2015 zurnzurn
75T8
May 21, 2015 Lonewolf2003
48T1
May 18, 2015 zetes
70T5
May 13, 2015 gokulnathkp
10T1
May 12, 2015 Dufftone
70T5
May 12, 2015 Boxcars Boxcars
6T4
"Dear White People" only scratches the surface of contemporary race relations in America, but there are enough laughs and it at least tries to tackle enough themes to introduce many to the ongoing conversation.
May 09, 2015 Hellmant
80T7
May 06, 2015 laura47
90T9
May 03, 2015 blucthulhu
80T8
May 03, 2015 Bown Bown
78T6
May 02, 2015 muku25
65T6
May 01, 2015 Sol
60T2
Apr 18, 2015 GoodMovie
55T5
Apr 17, 2015 Kerc Kerc
20T6
Apr 16, 2015 loosecanons loosecanons
5T4
Apr 12, 2015 10kfilms
50T5
Apr 11, 2015 FitFortDanga MartinTeller
88T10
Apr 10, 2015 Paprika Paprika
8T8
Apr 07, 2015 fredericg54 frederic_g54
7T6
Another year, another film about race relations and the need for racial harmony. In the words of Spike Lee: slavery ended one hundred and fifty years ago. Move. The fuck. On.
Apr 03, 2015 marinasdf marinasdf
90T8
Mar 31, 2015 BleuRose BleuRose
70T3
Mar 30, 2015 jkpurvis
80T4
Mar 30, 2015 laika laika
79T8
Mar 28, 2015 Squin Squin
82T7
Mar 26, 2015 ascar
80T5
Mar 25, 2015 Jdiddy381
65T6
Mar 23, 2015 VorpalKitten VorpalKitten
80T6
Somewhat interesting, and generally amusing - not as good as I thought it would be going in, unfortunately.
Mar 22, 2015 litcof
68T2
Mar 22, 2015 stariachi stariachi
65T4
Mar 17, 2015 madadude
51T3
Mar 15, 2015 Trash_Puppet Trash Puppet
8T7
Mar 13, 2015 sjalv
75T8
Mar 12, 2015 cinemahater
67T5
Mar 12, 2015 AlanLaidlaw Alan_Laidlaw
68T4
Mar 10, 2015 jerfairall jerfairall
75T7
Mar 09, 2015 amazedemon amazedemon
68T8
This film is an interesting one. Race is at its epicentre, but it avoids becoming too preachy (for the most part). Its portrayal of black students make them seem as insular as their white counterparts, if not more so. None of the characters are truly likeable, but some of them are well-formed, particularly Lionel (Williams) and Sam (Thompson), whose performances are great and are responsible for the better, smarter moments. Overall rather slow, but there are moments that make it worthwhile.
Mar 08, 2015 CrazyJim9380
77T5
Mar 08, 2015 Cantstopdrew Cantstopdrew
77T7
Mar 07, 2015 jkwall jkwall
2T6
Mar 05, 2015 Fergenaprido Fergenaprido
76T7
Mar 02, 2015 Russ Bedford
72T7
Mar 02, 2015 hyperiums
1T1
Mar 01, 2015 mtbosstone
79T7
Mar 01, 2015 AAAutin AAAutin
51T6
Feb 26, 2015 DougieD
80T6
Feb 24, 2015 castanpod castanpod
60T5
Feb 23, 2015 nylira nylira
66T7
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