Reviews & Quotes

Los Angeles Times
"‘Us Kids’ is indispensable viewing for anyone who genuinely cares about the future of this country ... Snyder’s film navigates the waters of apathy and despair on a vessel of hope."

Educational Media Reviews Online | Kimberly Poppiti, St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, NY
Highly Recommended "Through action and activism, the students seek to heal and to affect change in the world ... It will be worthwhile viewing for general high school and college classrooms, and of specific interest to those in the areas of political activism, communication studies, social movements, psychology, and terrorism."

Video Librarian
Highly Recommended
"The documentary is unflinching. It lets the survivors talk eloquently, passionately, ranting, sarcastically, stuttering, and most important authentically."

Booklist | Reviewed by Candace Smith
"Teen viewers are sure to be moved to action by these young advocates."

The Hollywood Reporter
"A compassionate portrait eager to let its subjects speak for themselves.

Variety
"A potent testimony to the impact of citizen protest."

HyperAllergic
"Us Kids is not about a mass shooting; it’s about a generation with a fresh set of convictions."

The Guardian
"Us Kids is chiefly concerned with the weight of attention – its costs, inequality and real potential for more than lip-service change – on the [...] generation of young people traumatized by gun violence."

The Independent
"Us Kids demonstrates the troubling realities this group of young people have had to absorb as a result of their activism."

MSNBC | Joshua Jackson
"It’s remarkable, it’s really really good."