Girls Against Boys (2013)
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 game becomes a desperate struggle for Shae to maintain control against Lu's deadly and seductive influence. (c) Anchor Bay … More
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Critic Reviews for Girls Against Boys
The B-horror standbys that might rescue the film from self-serious tedium are nowhere to be found.
When it comes to "Girls Against Boys," it's a draw - everyone loses.
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.
Audience Reviews for Girls Against Boys
In "Girls against Boys," college student Shae(Danielle Panabaker) is dumped by her older boyfriend Terry(Andrew Howard) when he returns to his wife. It is little consolation when he tells her that there are plenty of guys her age out there and plenty of anger when she finds out he also has a daughter. In order to cheer her up, her co-worker of two weeks, Lu(Nicole LaLiberte), takes her clubbing and drinking. But when Simon(Michael Stahl-David) takes Shae back to her place, he ends up brutally raping her.
"Girls against Boys" may have decent cinematography and a talented lead actress in Danielle Panabaker. But there is no disguising this run of the mill exploitation movie, and one that takes forever to get started, too. That's not to mention the lack of three dimensional characterization, especially regarding a lead character who comes off as feckless more than anything else, even with her travails. And as little a fan as I am of the police, it is hard to buy them as insensitive and incompetent as they are depicted here, especially once the bodies stop dropping.
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