Girl, Interrupted Reviews

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Hollis Griffin
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Powerful look at mental illness; ages 16+.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
February 14, 2008
Meaty roles for an eager young female ensemble. On that level, and on several others, the movie triumphs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Does it matter that every time Jolie's offscreen the film wilts a little? Ryder should be perfect as the bright spark; her lines are sharp as a knife. There's a gap, however, between what we hear and what we see.
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
July 4, 2005
The two leads play to their strengths.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
The acting by Ryder, Jolie, and Goldberg is excellent enough to forgive the problems inherent in the script.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 29, 2003
| Original Score: 4/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
Jolie enlivens every scene she's in --- so much so that whenever she's not on screen, many viewers go into a state of suspended animation waiting for her to come back.
Top Critic

Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
| Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 5, 2002
The drama makes the point that society still doesn't know how to deal with the multiple yearnings of women who don't want to follow in their mothers' path.
Tom Coates
July 3, 2001
You're left wishing the film had a little more faith in its audience, for then this well-put-together movie might have provoked more thought, and slightly less irritation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
It offers a penetrating look into a world few of us will (thankfully) never see.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
| Original Score: 8/10
Chris Kaynes
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Director James Mangold works well with a strong cast, using a lot of close-ups to allow the actors to express their characters' emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: 79/100
Top Critic
Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
Ample proof of both Ryder's commitment to this project and her easy dominance as above-the-title star.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Artfully crafted and well acted, and it deserves special praise for sidestepping cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Top Critic
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
What helps the film stay as honest as it manages to sporadically be are the purity and grace of its lead performances by Ryder and Angelina Jolie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
It's the one-upsmanship that Jolie constantly beats Ryder down with that makes this film even remotely interesting at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
David Ansen
January 1, 2000
They've managed to avoid the usual asylum-movie cliches.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Above all, through its searing character studies, Girl, Interrupted provides genuine and gripping insights into aspects of humanity which are revealing, extraordinary and sometimes very funny.

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Beth Jones
Roanoke Times (Virginia)
May 28, 2003
Ray Pride
January 1, 2000

Irish Times
January 1, 2000
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