Movies Like All the Real Girls

Opening

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—— A Walk Among the Tombstones Sep 19
53% This Is Where I Leave You Sep 19
82% Tracks Sep 19
90% The Guest Sep 17

Top Box Office

13% No Good Deed $24.3M
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92% Guardians of the Galaxy $8.1M
19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $4.9M
20% Let's Be Cops $4.4M
88% The Drop $4.1M
37% If I Stay $3.9M
36% The November Man $2.8M
33% The Giver $2.6M
67% The Hundred-Foot Journey $2.4M

Coming Soon

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69% The Boxtrolls Sep 26
86% The Two Faces of January Sep 26
—— Two Night Stand Sep 26
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New Episodes Tonight

88% Finding Carter: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
83% Sons of Anarchy: Season 7

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62% Under the Dome: Season 2

All the Real Girls Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Undisciplined, unfocused, overimprovised and unevenly acted.

| Original Score: 2/5

June 6, 2003
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette

The performances are convincing, and sufficiently nuanced to elevate the characters beyond mere cliché.

Full Review Source: Movie Gazette | Original Score: 4/10

October 28, 2003
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

A letdown for those who were hoping for so much after George Washington.

Full Review Source: KPBS.org

March 5, 2003
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

The characters just sit there and talk, and you start to feel you're trapped not at a movie but in a tiny diner somewhere, eavesdropping on a lot of uninteresting conversations.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 23, 2003
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

Girls has small and simple charms, but the movie succumbs to the combined weight of its preoccupations with non-hurried, 'honest' interactions and general open-endedness.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Today | Original Score: C

February 24, 2003
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net

A sweet glimpse into young romance, delivered with...style, but, in the end, unsatisfyingly skimming the surface

Full Review Source: culturevulture.net

February 13, 2003
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

...now that I sit down to review the picture a couple weeks later, I barely remember it. Whatever positive impression it left sure didn't last.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 25, 2003
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly

Wallows in high-fallutin' indie-ness while catering to self-indulgent reality.

| Original Score: 2/4

February 26, 2003
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

[Cinematographer Tim] Orr's exemplary camera work is the only exceptional part of "All the Real Girls"

Full Review | Original Score: C-

March 4, 2003
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Obriga o público a passar duas horas ao lado de pessoas absolutamente desinteressantes.

| Original Score: 1/5

November 1, 2003
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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This earnest love story is borderline insufferable, and yet there are moments that, in their bold incoherence, have a startling emotional truth.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

February 11, 2003
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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There's something missing from this slowly paced story of young love, like a painting that's still waiting for its subject to be dropped in.

| Original Score: C+

April 4, 2003
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Much of the film, which so much wants to seem natural and unforced, comes off as contrived and slightly precious.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C

April 10, 2003

Director David Gordon Green knows more about how to capture a striking image on screen than telling a compelling story.

Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com | Original Score: 2/5

April 4, 2003
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

Girls is front-loaded with strange, offbeat non-sequitors subtly coloring in the lines of this community. Alas, the film shrinks as it goes along.

March 26, 2003
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

All Gordon Green can manage are...dreamy images, blunt-edged characters and dialogue, splattered like so-much Cheese Whiz over a shapeless mess of a pseudo-poetic narrative.

Full Review Source: Cinema Writer | Original Score: 2/4

August 18, 2006
Marcy Dermansky
About.com

Zooey Deschanel, in her first starring role, barely saves this film from the murky bogs of independent dreck.

Full Review Source: About.com | Original Score: 2/5

October 14, 2003
Tim Merrill
Film Threat

Rather than tying together into a satisfying whole, the fragments seem to fly off in any number of directions, and a sweet, simple tale of young love dissolves into a mishmash.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 21, 2003
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

A handsomely photographed movie of little consequence.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

February 20, 2003
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

The main characters are unremarkable, and most of the acting is dull.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: 2/4

February 28, 2003
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 18, 2003
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
April 4, 2003

Baltimore Sun
March 28, 2003

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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March 28, 2003

Boston Phoenix
July 2, 2003

Guardian
August 5, 2003

Sight and Sound
September 3, 2003

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June 18, 2012
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