Girls Against Boys (2013)
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When Shae (Danielle Panabaker), a na´ve college student, is tormented by several men in a matter of days, she reaches her breaking point, and is drawn into coworker Lu's (Nicole LaLiberte) twisted plan for revenge. Together, the two embark on a gruesome killing spree, terrorizing and brutally murdering not just their attackers, but any man who gets in their way. However, after a wild weekend of retaliation, the friendship between the girls shifts into a dangerous obsession, and their perverse
Feb 1, 2013 Limited
Feb 26, 2013
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The B-horror standbys that might rescue the film from self-serious tedium are nowhere to be found.
A dumb, dreary, let's-get-back-at-them slasher in which pulverized genitals pass for feminist critique.
Panabaker and LaLiberte give their all, but the movie is all moral compass and mainstream emotion, and never as edgy or transgressive as it thinks it is.
Girls Against Boys is undone by Chick's apparent supposition that he's the first filmmaker to notice how men sometimes take advantage of women, or how putting a gun in an actress' hands can be a complicated symbol of empowerment.
Girls Against Boys is a pro-female exploitation flick that completely misses the mark on being pro-female, exploitation, and most importantly, a good movie.
...a seriously off-the-wall little movie that offers more entertainment value than most efforts of this ilk...
Austin Chick's GIRLS AGAINST BOYS is clothed in the sort of misguided feminism that shoves a gun in the hands of leggy bartenders and calls them empowered.
A wan, overly precious and self-satisfied psychological thriller that tries to toe the line between gender statement and ambiguity, and fails.
There's more going on beneath the surface here than just another "angry women act out" horror story.
Nasty, stylish take on a gaggle of attractive, young, romance-seeking Manhattanites behaving from bad to grotesquely worse is often shamefully appealing in spite of its giant Bronx cheer to logic and reality.
Devoid of humor, style, and any sense of narrative craftsmanship, "Girls Against Boys" is a truly awful rip-off.
Conclusion is a bit of a gimme and telegraphed through the movie, but Boys has moments of inspired mental submersion and wretched behavior. However, any attempt to provide lasting meaning to the mayhem falls disappointingly short.
It would be too easy to dismiss it as a simplistic horror-thriller..a movie that seems full of sharp edges and unexpected turns, one that you probably haven't seen before.
There's nothing cool or sexy or thrilling about this lame attempt at a revenge thriller that deserves any attention beyond the DVD bin.
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