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Violet & Daisy Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
February 18, 2014
Though it can't keep up that kind of energy throughout, especially as it's set mostly in one room, it's charming enough -- and short enough -- that there are no hard feelings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
June 9, 2013
A fluffy excuse for random violence is saved by ethereal performances by Saoirse Ronan and James Gandolfini.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
June 8, 2013
Subversive, bold and fresh. A guilty pleasure in spite of its uneven tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.0
Cammila Collar
TV Guide's Movie Guide
June 7, 2013
Violet & Daisy is a cool movie. It's strange and ambitious and affecting and extremely well-acted throughout a thoroughly esoteric script.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Campbell
Film School Rejects
June 7, 2013
Hardly a follow-up that will have [Fletcher] garnering more awards. Not because it's bad; it's just really cartoony, as in artificial, two-dimensional and rather childish.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Mary Houlihan
Chicago Sun-Times
June 7, 2013
Of course, the violence is cringe-worthy and, at times, over the top. But view this as a modern comic book/fairy tale, and it's easier to accept this saga of girls with guns and the life lessons they eventually confront.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
June 4, 2013
The key relationships are well drawn, if not especially revealing of anything human, and director Fletcher sometimes dares some welcome absurdity.
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine
June 4, 2013
A twisted, spirited exercise in stark juxtaposition, a grindhouse fairy tale of sorts that pairs the sugary sweet with the nastily violent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Sawin
Examiner.com
June 4, 2013
Violet & Daisy will just make you want to revisit "Hanna" again once it's over. Even with all of its crafty peculiarity and poignant sentimentality, Violet & Daisy is no Hanna.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
June 4, 2013
Imagine a script by Quentin Tarantino, directed by Wes Anderson - and you have an idea of just how surprising this film can be.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
September 16, 2011
An ambitious but not wholly successful directorial debut by the writer behind the Precious film.
Jason Best
Movie Talk
September 6, 2014
This self-consciously quirky comedy-thriller... swings unevenly between passages of soul searching and bouts of cartoony violence in the Tarantino mould.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
December 5, 2013
Alexis Bledel and Saoirse Ronan are way too good for material as obnoxious as this.
Jay Stone
Canada.com
November 26, 2013
A lot of acting talent is squandered in Violet & Daisy, a sort of postmodern coming-of-age story about two teenage girls who kill people for a living, then play patty-cake as they plan their next hit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric Goldman
IGN Movies
June 18, 2013
Subverting audience expectations of an over the top "teenage girl killer" movie with a character study could have been great, but the character study in question feels paper thin.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
June 16, 2013
Neither as writer nor as director is Fletcher able to sustain his conceit.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
June 13, 2013
While the concept has potential, it becomes an exercise in shallow gimmickry that never captures the right tone to generate either laughs or suspense.
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Matt Zoller Seitz
Chicago Sun-Times
June 11, 2013
A thriller that might as well have been released in 1996, when everybody and their brother and their sister and their cousin twice-removed was trying to be Quentin Tarantino ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Levin
amNewYork
June 9, 2013
A movie can stick with genre basics if it has fun doing so, but Violet & Daisy lacks the freewheeling spirit of great B movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com
June 7, 2013
You can almost see the moment when the super-talented Saoirse Ronan checks out in terms of character and I think James Gandolfini gave up before the end of rehearsal. I just felt bad for Alexis Bledel.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5.0
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