Sherrybaby Reviews

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Gyllenhaal shines in gritty, haunting drug drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Maggie Gyllenhaal's performance is wonderful, diving into this character that has barely anything worth sympathizing with...
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 19, 2009
"Sherrybaby" is an insightful and penetrating drama that never condescends or sentimentalizes its subject. Maggie Gyllenhaal gives a tour de force performance that is not to be missed.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 6, 2009
...generally manages to overcome its almost egregiously familiar sensibilities to become an entertaining (yet hopelessly uneven) piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com
August 26, 2008
You'd swear Maggie Gyllenhaal grew up on the streets after seeing her in this gritty indie about a recovering heroin addict trying to go straight.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
February 28, 2008
Maggie Gyllenhaal is an actress you simply cannot take your eyes off of.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
July 21, 2007
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Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
May 1, 2007
Just as she did in the dark, sadomasochistic comedy "Secretary," Gyllenhaal raises her share of eyebrows here, though for a whole host of different reasons.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 19, 2007
A raw, startlingly honest central performance from Gyllenhaal.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Maggie Gyllenhaal plays the part with raw conviction and she is ably supported by a well-chosen cast.
Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine
February 6, 2007
A bittersweet tale of human failings and redemption which ought to establish Gyllenhaal as one of the best actresses around.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Denver Rocky Mountain News
January 26, 2007
The film itself is a collection of emotional highs and mostly lows for Gyllenhaal, who elevates it all far above the slim story.
| Original Score: C+
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
January 26, 2007
It's the movie for you if you liked the pessimistic street view of Half Nelson.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ian Grey
Orlando Weekly
January 18, 2007
Watching Maggie Gyllenhaal's bare body and battered soul in Laurie Collyer's quietly extraordinary Sherrybaby, you almost get a sense that the actress knows the load that was her star-making turn in Secretary ...
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
January 11, 2007
Like Vera Farmiga in DOWN TO THE BONE, Gyllenhaal creates a full-bodied portrait of a woman struggling with addictions. And like Felicity Huffman in TRANSAMERICA, Gyllenhaal elevates a flawed motion picture to a higher level.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 1, 2007
Gyllenhaal couldn't be better in service of a film that seems to focus on the wrong character; the more interesting point of view would be Bobby's, a gallant, unglamorous guy who's trying to hold his family together in the midst of Hurricane Sherry.
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
December 29, 2006
The writing and directing by Laurie Collyer express an admirable naturalness and eschews rose-tinted solutions.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
December 24, 2006
Gyllenhaal cria uma personagem complexa e real cujos acertos nos fazem torcer por seu sucesso e erros nos levam a lamentar por seu sofrimento. Além disso, Danny Trejo finalmente tem a chance de mostrar sua versatilidade, saindo-se excepcionalmente bem.
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
November 29, 2006
If it weren't for the nudity, I would have thought I was watching a Lifetime for Women TV movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Top Critic
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
October 4, 2006
As an actress, Ms. Gyllenhaal seems to steer clear of any parts that seek to exploit an audience's weakness for conventionally happy endings. Her films are therefore always worth seeing.
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