Very Young Girls Reviews

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Jennifer Merin
About.com
June 4, 2009
The film brings the painful plight of teenage prostitutes to light, refrains from inflicting any degree of blame or shame on them and points to ways they can reclaim their lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
July 7, 2008
Adopting a confessional, direct-to-camera interview style for most of its running time, this unvarnished vérité documentary about teenage prostitutes in New York City resolutely resists the urge to dramatize. The heartbreaking stories are drama enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Prairie Miller
Critical Women
July 5, 2008
Sex, Class and Ho Daddies: The criminalization of sexually abused and exploited ghetto girls in scathing documentary.
Kam Williams
AALBC.com
July 4, 2008
Should we really be surprised about this explosion in human trafficking in the ghetto when it has been celebrated for over a decade in every other gangsta' video?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 3, 2008
An edifying documentary about prostitutes who want to leave "the life" behind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
July 2, 2008
Even with too many annoying bleeped names and obscenities, in their own ways and words, these girls honestly tell their backstories that are individual yet of a piece.
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
July 1, 2008
[A] heartbreaking look at the trafficking of underage girls in New York City.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
June 30, 2008
Delivers less insight into the psychology of why young girls turn to prostitution than HBO's Hookers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Leydon
Variety
October 9, 2007
Simply doesn't dig deep enough to generate fresh outrage.
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
September 25, 2007
More of a direct-to-Lifetime Network quality.
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