Girls Rock! - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Girls Rock! Reviews

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Jay Ruttenberg
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 2/5
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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
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Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune
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
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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.)
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
April 3, 2008
It's goooood.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
March 7, 2008
Some of the footage is entertaining. Too much of it is confusing, repetitive or unremarkable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
March 7, 2008
What the girls might lack in musical talent and experience they make up for with infectious energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
March 7, 2008
The directors take a compassionate approach that encourages their young subjects to open up in remarkable ways, making this a must-see both for girls and the grownups who love them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
March 7, 2008
Though Girls Rock! is nothing if not well meaning, it doesn't always feel like the best possible film on the subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Noel Murray
AV Club
March 6, 2008
Frankly, the scenes of these girls trying to work together and share ideas are enough to make the movie's point.
| Original Score: B-
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
March 6, 2008
In one slender documentary codirectors Shane King and Arne Johnson accomplish what Hollywood routinely bungles: incisively depicting the inner lives of complicated young females.
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Vadim Rizov
L.A. Weekly
March 6, 2008
This dreary doc does little more than underline the talking points.