Fast Girls (2012)




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Movie Info

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.

Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Jay Besu, Noel Clarke, Roy Williams, Jay Basu
On DVD: Feb 26, 2013
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Critic Reviews for Fast Girls

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (2)

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.

Full Review… | June 12, 2012
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 23, 2012
Top Critic

...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.

Full Review… | February 12, 2013

[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.

Full Review… | June 20, 2012
Flick Filosopher

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

Full Review… | June 19, 2012
The List

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

Full Review… | June 17, 2012
Observer [UK]

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!

Dean King

Super Reviewer

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.

Daniel Parsons

Super Reviewer

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.,

David Sayers
David Sayers

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