Girl Model Reviews

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Top Critic
Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail
April 13, 2012
A scene where Arbaugh actually visits the models' apartment appears as staged as her concern about the place.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John Anderson
Variety
February 23, 2012
While Girl Model falls a bit short in the delivery of hard facts and incriminating evidence, it more than makes up for that with its knotty psychological profile of Arbaugh.
Philip French
Observer [UK]
February 11, 2012
A tragic story of exploitation and human indifference...
Andrew Pulver
Guardian
February 9, 2012
This fantastically depressing film ought to be shown in school assemblies, or wherever impressionable pre-teens gather to discuss their dreams of media stardom.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
February 9, 2012
The banal yet luminous dramas of hope and disappointment play out, proving - again - that life is the same everywhere in the world, once you dig below the perma-crust of nationalistic self-assertion and position-striking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 9, 2012
This documentary takes a remarkably frank look at the fashion business, using the unusual perspective of a young Russian seeking work in Japan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
February 9, 2012
This is the sort of film you should see at the cinema because owning the DVD could make you look like a paedophile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ashley Clark
Little White Lies
February 9, 2012
Thought-provoking. Deeply unsettling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
February 7, 2012
A sensible affair, even if its point of view clearly nods towards accusations of exploitation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan Crocker
Total Film
January 30, 2012
The filmmakers stay back, observing, for a restrained, intimate and poignant result.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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