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The Girl Reviews

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Derek Elley
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Pretentious dialogue is matched by equally uninvolving performances in this debut feature by Sande Zeig.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 3, 2008
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The only thing hot about this pic were the tender sex scenes...

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C-

January 29, 2003
Nathan Rabin
AV Club

The Girl resembles the unedited work of an unpromising student filmmaker whose pretension exponentially outweighs her ability.

Full Review Source: AV Club

January 21, 2003
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

This is noir-by-the-numbers. See it if you're interested in a nicely-shot film that doesn't quite satisfy.

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

October 21, 2002
Christopher Null

A curiosity, little more.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 10, 2002
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Forces you to endure endless streams of badly written paragraphs of pseudo-poetic existentialism to get to the sex parts.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press

October 12, 2001
Loren King
Boston Globe
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Its ambition and beauty ultimately triumph over pretense.

September 28, 2001
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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Celebrates the emotional and physical liberation that comes with lovemaking, while also recognizing that such exhilaration sometimes carries a price.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

September 20, 2001
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

The Girl was released after two years in the can. Maybe it should have stayed there.

September 14, 2001
Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
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Numbingly dull and repetitive.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

September 14, 2001
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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This may be a slow film, but there are worse settings for aimlessness.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

August 31, 2001
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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One senses more intensity in the female-male power dynamic than in the female-on-female couplings, which are stylishly shot but emotionally detached.

| Original Score: 2/4

August 23, 2001
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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The kind of chic, academically minded art movie in which pose replaces performance, archetype pinch-hits for character, and that nothing much of interest happens is presumably deliberate.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star

August 17, 2001
Claire Bickley
Jam! Movies

Offers a certain heady atmosphere and rhythm as it takes its inevitable path.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies

August 17, 2001
Kevin Courrier
Globe and Mail
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Instead of providing alluring personalities, Zeig and Wittig create vague archetypes to make their glib ideological points.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1/4

August 17, 2001
Kim Morgan

Directed by Sande Zeig, The Girl is trying to be stylish and cool, but she gets more laughs and eye-rolls than anything else.

Full Review Source: Oregonian

August 10, 2001
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

The film has almost no erotic or poetic temperature.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

July 13, 2001
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

Finally too languid and silly for its own good, with dialogue that could make you wince.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee

July 2, 2001
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Dreary, leaden lesbian film-noir.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 1/5

June 25, 2001
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

A weightless thing, practically erasing itself with all its abstractions and theory.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2/5

June 25, 2001
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