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Girlfight Reviews

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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It gives its fine actors room to breathe and behave -- and in Michelle Rodriguez's case, glow.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

August 1, 2008

A bit of a lightweight.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 1, 2008
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

While parts were new and interesting, I can't make it a recommended view.

Full Review Source: Film Scouts | Original Score: C

June 21, 2007
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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For once, the advance buzz has been amply justified, thanks to an extraordinarily charismatic film debut by a non-professional named Michelle Rodriguez.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

April 27, 2007
Matt Wolf
Associated Press
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For all the violence on view, Kusama's script insists on a real, wholly unsentimental tenderness.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

March 26, 2007
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's a refreshingly straightforward and honest attempt, flying in the face of the rest of the product out there, which is either manipulating and dumb or tricky and arty.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 26, 2006
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Kusama's direction is imaginative, her attention to detail makes for credibility and clarity with regard to the dilemmas faced by her determined young heroine, and Rodriguez is quite astonishing in the lead role.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
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It's obvious Kusama knew what she wanted and was in control, because all the key roles and scenes are played with a uniform tone and conviction.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: B

July 21, 2005
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

It's sensitive, it avoids sentimentalism, and it wins our cheers by giving us believable characters that we care about.

| Original Score: B+

December 6, 2004
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly

A moving performance by newcomer Michelle Rodriguez showcases this moody Sundance showstopper about a Brooklyn teen who battles an age-old gender barrier.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

May 14, 2003
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

The strength of this Romeo and gym-rat story is Rodriguez's performance. She is a vivid powder keg of repressed and resurrected dreams and desires.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

October 10, 2002
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Like a smart boxer, Girlfight knows when to be light on its feet and when to hit hard.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

August 15, 2002
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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While it wonderfully confounds our narrative expectations as a coming-of-age story and a romantic drama, it works on another level as a great sporting experience.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 4/5

June 18, 2002
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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The script is pure Rocky but the style is Girlz n' the Hood, and the two don't ever mesh.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 19, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

A low-key, naturalistic coming-of-age drama.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 4/5

December 10, 2001
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

First-time writer-director Karyn Kusama makes it seem believable (the big question is, how come someone with this much talent isn't getting more opportunities in Hollywood?).

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: 3/4

October 19, 2001

One of the best films of the year.

| Original Score: 4/4

July 16, 2001
Eric D. Snider

An impressive debut, an enthralling story about an urban teen finding her place in life. And that place happens to be a boxing ring.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: A

June 14, 2001
Peter Keough
Anchorage Press

Rodriguez, taking punches as well as she dishes them out, is a champion whom women and men alike can cheer.

June 11, 2001
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Rodriguez smolders with the beauty and intensity of a born star, and Kusama keeps her fearlessly on her feet with a movie that ducks no punches.

| Original Score: 4/5

May 8, 2001
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