Welcome to the Dollhouse Reviews

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Hollis Griffin
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
A dark look at adolescence; not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
September 1, 2009
Welcome to the Dollhouse puts an ugly duckling through her paces.
April 9, 2008
quirky and great
| Original Score: 5/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 23, 2007
At its best it's like the funniest yet bleakest comic book Dan Clowes never drew.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Emanuel Levy
Variety
December 20, 2006
One of the highlights of the 1995 Toronto Festival, Solondz's second film is a stark, often funny, always poignant comedy about suburban mores, centering on a misfit Jewish girl tormented by her family and classmates.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
December 12, 2005
Todd Solondz's only good movie.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 6, 2005
hilariously provocative and almost too real
| Original Score: 4/5
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
March 14, 2005
Still Solondz's one and only great film!
| Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
January 27, 2004
Matarazzo tem forte presença em cena, mas o filme não sai do lugar-comum.
| Original Score: 3/5
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
December 29, 2003
Blisteringly honest and side-splittingly funny. Solondz's most accomplished film.
| Original Score: 4/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
October 11, 2003
A sharp, provocative character study and a damning regional portrait, far superior in both respects to Solondz's Happiness.
| Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
June 12, 2003
Searing story of adolescent anguish, almost unbearably painful.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
February 4, 2003
Solondz mercilessly destroys the sugar-coated mythology surrounding adolescence. THIS is what junior high was really like.
| Original Score: 5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 27, 2002
Powerful portrait of one young girl's valient effort to survive the cruel and tense world of adolescence.
Top Critic
Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
At 87 minutes, Dollhouse is a near-perfect morsel. If nothing else, it informs older folk that school principals still threaten to record bad behavior in one's 'personal record' -- only now, computers facilitate the process.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
Solondz knows his subject well, he is able to understand and convey what it is like to be brought up with self-hatred.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
There's not much of a defined plot to Welcome to the Dollhouse, just a series of encounters as Dawn writhes about under torture. Yet, it is a well done film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
October 15, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 27, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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