This summer-fling comedy turns out to be as generic as its title suggests.
Can a yarn without credibility, can a comedy without laughs, can characters without a centre, can direction without discernment, add up to a movie?
| Original Score: 1/4
You can't make a movie about the Boogey Man without showing him at least once.
Director Tahani Rached's documentary These Girls exudes empathy and respect for its destitute Egyptian teenage subjects' plight.
| Original Score: 3/4
Fun precisely because it allows its characters to have theirs.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Director John Hazlett imbues the film with all the style of a movie-of-the-week, something that's reflected in the routine, predictable storyline.
| Original Score: 2/4
Skillful, tight editing reveals the volatile patterns of behavior, shifting suddenly from fights to confessions, dancing to despair, yet in the end the girls are always fiercely supportive of each other.
It has similar observational humour toward young life as past Canadian productions My American Cousin and New Waterford Girl.
A surprisingly likeable, albeit morally ambivalent little film.
| Original Score: 3/5
What could have been a rather nasty dark comedy is a wildly funny satire on the art of seduction.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
A rousing documentary on the street children of Cairo, These Girls is an agonizing and uplifting depiction of street survival at its most daunting.