Girl Most Likely Reviews

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Cory Everett
The Playlist
July 17, 2013
The desire to escape your hometown and reshape your identity is potentially rich territory to explore but the script by Michelle Morgan looks only to mine from the surface so you end up with trite lessons about how there's no place like home.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Greg Evans
Bloomberg News
July 18, 2013
Ocean City, the New Jersey town battered by Hurricane Sandy, certainly didn't need the drab, unfunny "Girl Most Likely" invading its shores.
Full Review | Original Score: *
Nathalie Atkinson
National Post
October 11, 2013
Even if you added a laugh track the tone is glum.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jeff Beck
November 4, 2013
All in all, this is an extremely forgettable film that will more than likely drift from your memory as you're watching it. Then again, what would you expect from trying to build a film out of clichés and nonsensical pieces?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Calum Marsh
Slant Magazine
July 13, 2013
Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini's dismal, D-grade sitcom isn't fit to lick the boots of Whit Stillman's four films.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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A.A. Dowd
AV Club
July 18, 2013
Girl Most Likely builds to a climax of such monumental stupidity that it destroys whatever slim pretense of realism the film has heretofore established.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine
July 19, 2013
Expectations are high for the film, Wiig, and directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (of the innovative American Splendor) -- and the result, disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
July 16, 2013
Doesn't succeed
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Sam Adams
Time Out
July 16, 2013
Bening flaps her arms like a baby bird and Dillon takes his There's Something About Mary sleaze down off the shelf, but their game supporting performances can't prop up screenwriter Michelle Morgan's prefab-to-a-fault script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
July 19, 2013
Girl Most Likely is the kind of film where awkward retro names abound and a character walks around in a wetsuit because he's been hit by lightning so many times. It's all so wacky it must be funny, right? Hardly.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
September 27, 2013
The 'exoskeleton' subplot is as clunky a metaphorical experience as you will ever endure.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
July 18, 2013
[Wiig] might want to consider whether she really wants to get stuck unto eternity playing women on the verge.
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Alonso Duralde
July 18, 2013
The kind of movie destined to become the answer to the rhetorical question, "With a cast this good, how bad can it be?"
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
July 19, 2013
One of those films that awkwardly tries to find itself -- its tone, its narrative core, its sense of timing and pacing -- but sadly never does.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Jordan Hoffman
September 11, 2012
Hollow, uninteresting and false.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Drew McWeeny
July 17, 2013
It is a deeply confused picture, and as a result, it's very hard to invest in to any real extent.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
July 19, 2013
If you're expecting "Bridesmaids" style humor, don't. Wiig and company are dull and clueless.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Tim Grierson
Screen International
July 18, 2013
Directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini have made a career focusing on lovable oddballs, but their new film lacks the satiric sharpness of the duo's best work.
Robert Levin
July 19, 2013
The screenplay is the biggest problem here, riddled with unconvincing details and widely vacillating between disparate tones.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Tony Macklin
July 25, 2013
I went in search of Ocean City, and all I got was this stinking movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.0/5
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