Girl 6 Reviews

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
March 24, 2006
Girl 6, the story of a girl and her stint in the phone sex biz, is a sloppy and problematic film, no diggity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Strongly told stories have a way of carrying their characters along with them. But here we have an undefined character in an aimless story. Too bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Lee may have a keen sense of setting and dialogue, but his characterization is off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
September 23, 2008
[Randle] holds the film together as best she can with her luminous presence and dignity, but can't supply the lacking subtext, past history and motivation.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Lee draws his lines between fantasy and reality without much confidence and with only a sketchy logic.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 12, 2011
About as fulfilling as phone-sex.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Frenetic but lazily conceived, it's like one of those puny low-budget toss-offs Brian De Palma used to spring on us when he thought nobody was looking.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Lee has done the impossible: He's sucked the fun out of call-in sex and replaced it with sanctimonious prattle.
Leslie Rigoulot
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002
Spike Lee has been erratic at best, misogynist occasionally, but Girl 6 hits a new low.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
August 25, 2004
| Original Score: 0/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
March 5, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 0.5/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
February 22, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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Laura Miller
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
Instead of effervescent and mercurial, the movie is simply muddled. What happened?
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Girl 6 has all the subtle yuks of an Al Sharpton sermon and nearly half the tender honesty of Mike Tyson.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
The main character is never well-defined, the drama often seems half-hearted, and the comedy repeatedly falls flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
While Lee is a skillful director, he's also more coldly analytical than emotional, and it is not his style to get us to feel for this woman as much as we should.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Lee's never been too hip to women's perspectives, and in Girl 6, he proves that marriage, maturity and 10 years of filmmaking haven't substantially corrected his blind spot.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
September 11, 2005
Just a slightly amusing timepasser.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
September 18, 2007
Slight and superficial, Spike Lee's look at the phone-sex industry through the life of one femme is completely from the outside.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Washington Post
October 18, 2008
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Houston Chronicle
October 18, 2008
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