The Girl from Monday Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 19, 2007
A deadpan funny, off-beat futuristic sci-fi thriller that satirizes a corporatized culture that seems all too contemporary.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Top Critic
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
June 3, 2005
The charm, verve, and clearly articulated vision a filmmaker would need to put this over are nowhere in evidence, though Hartley's sentimentality and wan cynicism are on grating display.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
May 18, 2005
Shakes its shamanistic staff at a world continually overwhelmed with consumerism and the proliferation of mega-conglomerations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Norm Schrager
May 16, 2005
Not every shoestring indie needs to be energetic and edgy, but it could've really helped in this case
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Hanson
Film Threat
May 14, 2005
A profoundly unnecessary movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 14, 2005
A poetic satire and genre parody.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 14, 2005
An interminable movie experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
May 6, 2005
Pointlessly stilted and frustratingly obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
May 5, 2005
Engaging performances and a stylized visual approach lend it originality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 4, 2005
Hartley's score is lovely and he makes excellent use of digital video, but the film's paucity of provocative ideas is its undoing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
May 4, 2005
Not one of Hartley's most successful efforts, but it's witty, daring, different and a welcome alternative to Hollywood pap.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Phil Hall
Film Threat
May 4, 2005
Sharp and inventive sci-fi/satire, via the great Hal Hartley.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Top Critic
Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 3, 2005
Like so many science fiction fantasies, Hal Hartley's new film begins with a clever satirical premise, then stumbles all over itself trying to tell a coherent, original story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Ed Halter
Village Voice
May 3, 2005
Streaky low-frame-rate DV, Dogme-style mundane interiors, and merely unembarrassing televisual performances add up to a monotonous, unenlightening experience.
M.E. Russell
April 29, 2005
As satire, it doesn't add up -- but it's an admirable, if dull, experiment.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
April 22, 2005
Hal Hartley's 'fake sci-fi movie about the way we live now' is a misfire, suggesting occasional winks of satire while taking itself so seriously that you're left wondering when to laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 21, 2005
A snarky satire of consumerism in the guise of pseudo sci-fi.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Eric D. Snider
April 14, 2005
A flat, tedious film that, while perhaps accessible to a mainstream audience, would probably bore them, while indie-philes would admit that it simply has no substance.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Top Critic
Robert Koehler
April 13, 2005
Unconvincingly attempts to update the futurist dystopian traditions of Orwell, Huxley and William Gibson.

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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