Girls Rock! (2007)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: Girls Rock! is an inspiring and enjoyable documentary of girls' empowerment and self-discovery.


Movie Info

Via their documentary Girls Rock!, co-directors Arne Johnson and Shane King transport viewers to a most unusual summer destination: Rock 'n' Roll Camp, where young women from ages 8 to 18 each spend one week learning to choose a band, play a rock instrument, and write a song. The central lesson behind the week's activities involves a complete liberation from social conformity and from traditionally accepted behavioral rules and gender stereotyping. More significantly, such real-life rock legends … More

Rating: PG (for thematic elements and language)
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 27, 2009
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for Girls Rock!

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (15)

How are girls supposed to behave in a culture that tells them they're Disney princesses for the first 12 years and sex toys after that? Girls Rock! has one answer: Strap on a Fender and rage against the machine.

Full Review… | August 1, 2008
Boston Globe
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There's too little clarity or thoroughness in the biographies, too few prolonged scenes of the girls creating their songs.

Full Review… | August 1, 2008
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

There's so much joy and coming-of-age angst turned into nuggets of gold that it seems uncharitable to ask, what might be missing (more onscreen appreciation for rock's goddesses and gods, perhaps.)

Full Review… | April 11, 2008
Denver Post
Top Critic

It's goooood.

Full Review… | April 3, 2008
Washington Post
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Young women find expression for more than their music in Girls Rock!, a jubilant documentary about a place where power chords and empowerment go hand in hand.

Full Review… | March 7, 2008
New York Times
Top Critic

Girls Rock! happily pulls off the trick of being both entertaining and moving; grown-up girls may well watch with an occasional tear as we see the campers subtly transform.

Full Review… | March 7, 2008
Seattle Times
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Audience Reviews for Girls Rock!

Girls go to rock camp, are subsequently empowered. It's about as adorable as you want it to be and not much else.

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