• R, 1 hr. 17 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Steven Soderbergh
    In Theaters:
    May 22, 2009 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 29, 2009
  • Magnolia Pictures


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The Girlfriend Experience Reviews

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Chase Whale
Gordon and the Whale

The tagline sleazily states: "See it with someone you fuck," when, in fact, you should just fuck someone you fuck. This is one experience you'll want to miss out on.

Full Review Source: Gordon and the Whale

August 28, 2013
Will Leitch

This is a movie that deals with the sudden, terrorizing loss of something that in the long run probably isn't spiritually important but sure does freaking sting right now. The natural order is lost, and no one knows what next to grab onto.

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: A-

June 22, 2013
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

It's a critique of capitalism by the Ocean's auteur, no less.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

August 26, 2011

The inner-self is not for sale

Full Review Source: JWR | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 20, 2011
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...yet another failed cinematic experiment from Soderbergh...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

December 10, 2010
Nick Rogers

Like a sneaky P.I. seeking weakness, Soderbergh places his camera behind everyday barriers. In half the time, "The Girlfriend Experience" offers as haunting, relentless, incisive and fierce a commentary on human interaction as "Fight Club."

Full Review Source: Suite101.com | Original Score: 4/4

September 24, 2010
Nick Deigman
Fan The Fire

The whole film carries a sort of documentary aesthetic (unsteady camera movements, uncomfortable close-ups, inconsistent sound, etc.) but it remains subtle and unobtrusive throughout.

Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 3/5

April 15, 2010
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

The nature of men and the business of relationships

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 4/4

March 13, 2010

Soderbergh prouve une fois de plus sa versatilité et sa grande créativité, et ce, indépendamment de la taille du projet ou des noms avec lesquels il est appelé à travailler

Full Review Source: Panorama | Original Score: 8/10

March 7, 2010
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

[Star] Sasha Grey gives a sympathetic performance as the ultimate fantasy with a stand out debut...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

December 18, 2009
Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)

This may one day be an interesting time capsule, but it's a lacklustre drama.

Full Review Source: Sunday Times (UK) | Original Score: 2/5

December 11, 2009
Philip French
Observer [UK]

A rather uninteresting example of the small-scale films Soderbergh likes to do between more expensive and expansive movies.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

December 11, 2009
Jonathan Romney
Independent on Sunday

It doesn't say anything too deep, but it says it with crystalline style.

Full Review Source: Independent on Sunday

December 11, 2009
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Human feeling dares to outstare, for a mini-moment, the world of accounting, commodification, ecstasy-management.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 3/5

December 11, 2009
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

full review at Movies for the Masses

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 3/5

December 10, 2009
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

It's deliberately chilly, and feels like a series of overheard conversations rather than a story, obliging you to listen for barbs among the trivialities.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

December 4, 2009
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Naturalistic performances and stylish, semi-documentary-style cinematography and editing (both courtesy of the director) make for an engrossing, insightful study of internal and interpersonal conflict.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

December 4, 2009

The Girlfriend Experience is no date movie: Soderbergh offers a snappily paced but tonally bleak snapshot of an alienated young woman who has ridden the new culture of personal branding to its psychological and physical limits.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 4, 2009
Wendy Ide
Times [UK]

Staggeringly unsexy but strangely compelling.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

December 4, 2009
Peter Bradshaw

I don't think Soderbergh has ever missed quite as badly as this: a shallow, negligent piece of work, badly acted and casually put together.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 1/5

December 4, 2009
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