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Girls Rock! Reviews

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August 22, 2017
Come for the fleeting shots of camp counselors Carrie Brownstein and Beth Ditto, stay for the wicked banshee screams of 7-year-old Palace and her song about how much San Francisco sucks.
August 11, 2017
When you see these formerly awkward girls make their debuts in a concert for more than 600 people, you'll want to throw the devil horns and cry.
March 19, 2009
comes off a bit like an extended advertisement for the place
| Original Score: 2.5/5
March 13, 2009
The filmmakers end up rushing us through these girls' stories, achieving a vague sense of female angst but ultimately barely skimming the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 26, 2008
It's a great program and a great subject, but Girl's Rock! directors Shane King and Arne Johnson don't quite know what to do with it.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 1, 2008
How are girls supposed to behave in a culture that tells them they're Disney princesses for the first 12 years and sex toys after that? Girls Rock! has one answer: Strap on a Fender and rage against the machine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 1, 2008
There's too little clarity or thoroughness in the biographies, too few prolonged scenes of the girls creating their songs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 12, 2008
There is a slightly patronizing flavor to portions of this mostly enjoyable film. But the interview subjects are very likable and charismatic, which certainly helps.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 16, 2008
Girls rock, flat documentaries do not.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 25, 2008
Girls Rock! is scrappy, but at its best, it shows you humans blooming with the speed of flowers in time-lapse photography.
Read More | Original Score: B
April 18, 2008
'Why don't you start your own band? That's a lot cooler than having a boyfriend in a band!' So says 15-year-old Laura, who makes a better pitch for the 'empowerment' aspects of the Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls than do the adult counselors...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 11, 2008
There's so much joy and coming-of-age angst turned into nuggets of gold that it seems uncharitable to ask, what might be missing (more onscreen appreciation for rock's goddesses and gods, perhaps.)
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 3, 2008
It's goooood.
April 3, 2008
Never seeks to be anything more than a simplistic look at young women not just learning how to create music, but how to take hold of their talents and use it to their advantage...
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 21, 2008
Music -- as a general concept and in the daily details of rock camp -- occasions this ideal state, connected and creative.
March 15, 2008
Girls at risk take the world by storm at an artists' refuge where it's all right to scream.
| Original Score: 7/10
March 8, 2008
Rhetoric far outweighs substance in this vaguely satisfying and preachy doc.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 7, 2008
captures a good deal more than the sometimes discordant music produced by these young, would-be chick-monsters of rock.
March 7, 2008
Young women find expression for more than their music in Girls Rock!, a jubilant documentary about a place where power chords and empowerment go hand in hand.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 7, 2008
Girls Rock! happily pulls off the trick of being both entertaining and moving; grown-up girls may well watch with an occasional tear as we see the campers subtly transform.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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