Chalet Girl Reviews

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Matt Looker
TheShiznit.co.uk
September 27, 2012
It's hard not to instantly forgive all the script's occasional faults and just be swept up in the feel-good nature of such a charming, easily-likable release.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Luxford
The National
August 30, 2012
Unashamedly aiming at a teenage audience, the film's lack of pretension is oddly refreshing
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
November 3, 2011
There's just not enough to hold attention, eventually succumbing entirely to convention in a particularly insipid finale. Who knows, maybe even teenage girls will be rolling their eyes at the predictability of it all.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
October 13, 2011
Pleasant if timid...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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David Fear
Time Out
October 11, 2011
Jones may be a charismatic comedian, but no amount of her skilled mugging, Britpop tunes or help from supporting stars can transform this derivative ugly duckling into a comic Anglophile swan.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
October 11, 2011
Hot Dog... The Movie and its disreputable ski-comedy ilk might have been a low point in cinema history, but at least their unbridled crassness had energy; Chalet Girl embraces similar '80s tropes for a lethargic you-go-girl fairy tale.
Dale Rolfe
MovieFIX
September 2, 2011
Chalet Girl is what it says on the label - feel-good, unpretentious, snowbound fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
September 2, 2011
Undemanding, forgettable, formulaic teen rom-com.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
September 2, 2011
Chalet Girl is a pedestrian affair that limply modernises the Cinderella fairytale for fun and profit.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
August 31, 2011
It's an unassuming film but a surprisingly beguiling one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Belinda Hazleton
FILMINK (Australia)
August 31, 2011
Sure, it's predictable, implausible and clearly skewed toward a young female demographic, but it's also enjoyable escapist fun.
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
August 31, 2011
This is a very benign comedy that is elevated by the completely natural performance of Felicity Jones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
August 27, 2011
With its down to earth heroine ... the film underplays the triumph of the spirit theme, while delivering a satisfying, textured experience
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
August 27, 2011
The scenery is gorgeous and although the plot is predictable, it's a pleasant interlude with some laughs and surprising observations
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
Chalet Girl comes as a breath of fresh, Alpine air in that it's a very British, no-nonsense story of a working class girl who falls for her posh employer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Guardian
March 22, 2011
It's all very third division école de Richard Curtis.
March 21, 2011
A sort of goofy celebration of female self-empowerment, one in which the standard romcom goal of scoring a dreamy boyfriend takes a back seat to finding yourself through being good at something exciting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Zane
Sun Online
March 18, 2011
The humour is aimed at teens but Jones' likeable presence make this a pleasant watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo
March 18, 2011
Felicity Jones confirms her reputation as one of our brightest talents in this comedy about a young woman's struggle to vanquish her inner demons.
Derek Malcolm
This is London
March 18, 2011
Pursues its way to its feelgood conclusion with just a little wit and a goodly lump of sentiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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