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Fast Girls (2012)

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The film, starring a trio of Britain's hottest young talent - LENORA CRICHLOW (Being Human), LILY JAMES (Clash of the Titans 2) and BRADLEY JAMES (Merlin) - tracks the rollercoaster journey of a British female sprint relay team and is set to be the feel-good film of the summer.

Feb 26, 2013

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Some of the girl power stuff is a bit wincing and it's never totally convincing, but with charm and buckets of energy, you'll forgive it.

June 12, 2012 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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...watching Fast Girls is a thoroughly enjoyable experience, and a particularly welcome contribution to the genre because it focuses on female athletes competing in a non-glamour sport.

February 12, 2013 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

[W]holly unsurprising... yet this flick is wholly winning thanks to its abundance of good cheer, generosity of spirit, and refusal to go too easy on its protagonist.

June 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher | Comments (2)
Flick Filosopher

Devoid of anything daring, Fast Girls makes some of the right motions but never rises above its cash-in status.

June 19, 2012 Full Review Source: The List
The List

The social backgrounds are crudely etched, the races (edited to a synthesised rock score) unexciting, the results predictable.

June 17, 2012 Full Review Source: Observer [UK]
Observer [UK]

The Makers of Fast Girls are likely hoping that international viewers will see past the movie's promiscuous use of Union Jack waving to focus, instead, on a tale of plucky sporting underdogs.

June 17, 2012 Full Review Source: Irish Times
Irish Times

An energising offering depicting 2012's challenges and achievements while demonstrating that TV's Crichlow is a strong feature film lead worth in vesting in.

June 17, 2012 Full Review Source: Real.com

Little more than a dull if mercifully brief promotional feature for the Olympics.

June 16, 2012 Full Review Source: What Culture
What Culture

The script moves from one cliche to the next - forbidden romance, enmity mellowing into sisterly solidarity - culminating in a championship showdown that leaves a patriotic lump in the throat.

June 15, 2012 Full Review Source: Liverpool Echo
Liverpool Echo

Fleet-footed British sports movie Fast Girls, an engaging tale of underdog triumph that makes up in energy and high spirits for what it lacks in technique.

June 15, 2012 Full Review Source: Movie Talk
Movie Talk

This delivers an engaging story, some great performances and, of course, the obligatory training montage.

June 14, 2012 Full Review Source: Sun Online
Sun Online

Here is a likable and fun British film: it's a little like Bend It Like Beckham.

June 14, 2012 Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]
Guardian [UK]

Directed by Regan Hall, this is benign, family-friendly fare (not as cool, edgy or sexy as I anticipated) and a cheerful enough warm up to the Olympics.

June 14, 2012 Full Review Source: Daily Express
Daily Express

Hall, making his feature debut, rarely strays from the underdog sports movie template, but the two appealing young leads come as a welcome blast of deodorant to this stale narrative armpit.

June 14, 2012 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

Fresh, amusing and very British. We defy you not to shed a tear.

June 14, 2012 Full Review Source: Little White Lies
Little White Lies

Enjoyable, emotionally involving and timely feel-good sports drama that pushes all the right buttons...

June 14, 2012 Full Review Source: ViewLondon
ViewLondon

( ... )as predictable as the day is long, but it certainly makes a massive change from the usual crime-infested gangster movies set in London.

June 14, 2012 Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail
Birmingham Mail

Predictable as the day is long, but it certainly makes a massive change from the usual crime-infested gangster movies set in London.

June 13, 2012 Full Review Source: Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post

A fun and energetic film that, while no Chariots of Fire, will leave you eager for the Olympics and, possibly, your running shoes.

June 13, 2012 Full Review Source: Sky Movies
Sky Movies

Noel Clarke, who co-scripted and co-stars, doesn't get any Kidulthood-style grit going, though Crichlow's gutsy performance has you rooting for her.

June 13, 2012 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

Audience Reviews for Fast Girls

A enjoyable feel good film to get you in the mood for the London Olympics. It has a good array of British acting talent on show. A bit cheesy but fun nevertheless, and with a cool soundtrack to round it off!
December 31, 2012
Deano78

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Predictable but winningly made against-the-odds, underdog, rags-to-riches story with plenty of genuinely air-punchingly exciting sequences and a moving thread about family by choice as apposed to family by genetics. Anchoring it all is Lenora Crichlow's superb lead performance. This is what Rocky wished it could be. Try not to cry like I did.
March 11, 2013
danieljparsons

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The film is totally predictable and was obviously made to cash in on Olympic fever last year but I still enjoyed the story of a working-class runner making good on the International circuit. No cliche is avoided along the way but the cast are likeable (plenty of known British face to enjoy, especially from TV) and they actually look like they are competing athletes which heightens the drama. I got swept along by the end and was smiling at the final finish line. Not great British film-making but still enjoyable.,
January 27, 2013
David Sayers

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