• PG-13, 1 hr. 29 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:    Sally Potter
  • In Theaters:    Mar 15, 2013 Limited
  • On DVD:    Jul 23, 2013
  • A24 Films

Ginger & Rosa Reviews

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Manori Ravindran
National Post
March 28, 2013

Though Potter's metaphor of global catastrophe mirroring a personal crisis is heavy-handed, a rich cast of characters, which includes Annette Bening and Oliver Platt as doting family friends, provides some balance.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
April 4, 2013

"Ginger & Rosa" is another one of those films that feels like it's attempting to cover too much, and by doing so, ends up spreading itself rather thin across all of the areas it tries to encompass.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Shaun Munro
What Culture
October 14, 2012

The only thing this film likes more than the sound of its own voice is the sound of the talented actors speaking it.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
October 15, 2012

This isn't so much slow burn as gradual petrification.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
November 9, 2012

One of the few heartwarming period touches is a deep-yellow egg yolk.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
April 19, 2013

The gifted Elle Fanning turns in an extraordinary performance, although Sally Potter's film is otherwise built on a flimsy, soap-opera story.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cath Clarke
Time Out
Top Critic
October 2, 2012

It's let down by some earnest, patience-draining philosophising and poetry-reading.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
October 17, 2012

For a story of illicit lovers, wronged women and anxious protest, Ginger & Rosa lacks one rather important ingredient: passion.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
October 18, 2012

An instance of the bland leading the bland: an anaemic rumba through the mazes of Memory Lane.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
October 24, 2012

Feels like Potter had a more abstract movie in mind, but tried to package it for a more general audience.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
October 19, 2012

An extraordinary cast lifts this grim British drama into something watchable, even if the script ultimately gives up trying to make any sense.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine
October 15, 2012

Despite some strong moments, Ginger and Rosa fails to really convince.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Debruge
Variety
Top Critic
February 25, 2013

Potter seems at a loss to communicate the ideas behind her agonizingly elliptical picture, leaving auds to marvel at the gorgeous cinematography and scarlet-red hair of its heroine, earnestly played by Elle Fanning in a project undeserving of her talents.

Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com
January 13, 2013

Elle Fanning gives it her all, but is deserving of a better showcase than "Ginger & Rosa" offers her.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
July 30, 2013

As good as the movie is performance-wise, [director Sally] Potter allows the pacing to drag frequently, meaning viewers must be patient with Ginger & Rosa.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
Top Critic
March 12, 2013

It's not quite enough for a film, but it is for one magnificent scene.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
October 21, 2012

A big disappointment.

Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
October 18, 2012

You'll be expecting a much better film than the one on offer.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 15, 2013

Alice Englert gives the standout performance as one of the titular characters in this perhaps too-smart-for-its-own-good study of troubled adolescence.

Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 22, 2013

There are moments of striking visual beauty and dramatic intensity...but...as a whole is a disappointment.

Full Review | Original Score: C
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