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Brutal Beauty: Tales of the Rose City Rollers Reviews

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
December 17, 2010
Documentary about women's roller-derby in Portland, Ore., showcases a talented new director but doesn't disclose its executive producer's ties to the organization, making objectivity suspect.
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
November 11, 2010
It's a lot of fun, but it's not the whole story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
September 30, 2010
The scrappy, admiring Brutal Beauty is an energetic personality parade of some of the sport's die-hards.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Deidre Crawford
L.A. Weekly
September 30, 2010
Mabry makes a convincing case that roller derby is more than just a hobby - it's a chance for the everywoman to develop the alter ego she's always wished she had.
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
September 16, 2010
This is all fine, but it doesn't add up to much. There's no through-story here, just a collection of observations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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