Birthday Girl Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Uneven thriller isn't for kids. Kidman's great.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
August 25, 2009
There are enough well layered performances in director/co-writer Jez Butterworth's "Birthday Girl" to all but compensate for the film's inept noir flirtations between romantic farce and theft thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 25, 2004
Although "Birthday Girl" is labeled a romantic comedy, it's not wildly funny or romantic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
November 7, 2003
Nifty...
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 27, 2003
Simple but effective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
July 25, 2003
O filme tenta ser comédia romântica, suspense erótico, thriller e assim por diante. A única que se salva é Kidman, belíssima como sempre e com um sotaque russo sedutor.
| Original Score: 2/5
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
July 18, 2003
Butterworth has an effective directorial shorthand and the film is full of small, unobtrusive touches that smartly enhance the scenes. Kidman, of course, is magnetic; her absorbing performance makes this Birthday party one worth attending.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 10, 2003
Chaplin's performance is the only present Birthday Girl offers.
| Original Score: 2/4
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 19, 2003
Nicole Kidman chain smokes, speaks Russian, and shows her [rear end] - sign me up!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Merrill
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
It still manages to slide by, but barely, and only on the strength of its two leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 8, 2002
...pretty much the definition of mediocre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 12, 2002
A disposable film.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
August 23, 2002
Works for the most part as an interesting and entertaining experiment in genre bending and tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 21, 2002
It may not make a lasting impression, but at the same time you may find its first half teasingly, tantalizingly good fun and its second half, well, who knows.
| Original Score: 6/10
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 3, 2002
The gift here is as delicious as its wrapping.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 29, 2002
... unpretentious and deliberately small-scale, Birthday Girl is a delightful movie that doesn't strive to be anything other than escapist fun
| Original Score: B
July 16, 2002
Not a bad film, just a bland one.
| Original Score: 2/4
Paul Salfen
Supercala.com
July 9, 2002
Nicole Kidman breaks her winning streak with this often-boring British flick.
John Venable
Supercala.com
June 28, 2002
There's a sweet story that emerges from some really horrible circumstances, and in my opinion it was pretty well written.
Matt Arnoldi
BBC.com
June 11, 2002
A deviant topical comedy which is funny from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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