Deadgirl Reviews

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Maitland McDonagh
Miss FlickChick
July 26, 2009
A pitiless look at the worst aspects of teenage male horndog-dom ... if there weren't some poisonous kernel of truth in its grotesque, testosterone-poisoned "what if?" premise, no-one would be squirming.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 24, 2009
A pleasant--or I should say pleasantly unpleasant--surprise...a[n]...effective character study dressed up as a grisly horror movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Lucius Gore
ESplatter
June 28, 2009
An ingenious, awesome zombie movie
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
June 9, 2009
a sombre film that never shows more than it needs to, and never allows its more outrageous or shocking moments to descend into sadistic spectacle or farce.
Luke Y. Thompson
LYTRules.com
November 12, 2008
Jenny Spain's performance as the Deadgirl is a thing of wonder, feral and frightening, yet vaguely seductive in a twisted way.
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
September 26, 2009
The filmmakers don't really push the envelope visually as much as they are trying to conceptually.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com
September 20, 2009
... more pose than convincing psychological portrait, leaving little more than a well executed horror film with a very different kind of sexual danger.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
July 31, 2009
Clearly inspired by "Andy Warhol's Frankenstein" (1973), "Deadgirl" is dirty little video nasty that doesn't begin to approach Warhol's superior production that was directed by Paul Morrissey.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Ethan Alter
Giant Magazine
July 24, 2009
Screenwriter Trent Haaga takes the premise to some dark, disturbing places. Unfortunately, the film itself doesn't do full justice to Haaga's script
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com
July 23, 2009
It's a tasteless film but it doesn't seem to even enjoy any of the politically correct totems it so openly sprays its bodily fluids over
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
July 23, 2009
A nasty concept is nice, but then you gotta do something with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
July 23, 2009
With a slight hint of developing into more than a teen-pleaser gorefest, 'Deadgirl' instead goes for the jugular and splatters blood.
Top Critic
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
July 22, 2009
Much of the allegorical force Harel and Sarmiento's film has built up is undone by its utterly conventional, lameass-switcheroo ending, which may be an indication that more than enough virtual ink has been spilled on this subject.
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
July 22, 2009
Written by a weirdo named Trent Haaga for no other purpose than to outrage, Deadgirl is part S&M porno, part supernatural chiller, and worthy only if you're interested in how far movies can go before the police arrive.
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Vadim Rizov
Village Voice
July 21, 2009
[It] has more fantastically blunt, clunky, and downright laughable teen-sex dialogue per minute than anything this side of Larry Clark.
Ryan Stewart
Slant Magazine
July 7, 2009
The appeal of Deadgirl depends exclusively on the intriguing image at its center.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 16, 2008
...it's ultimately hard to work up any real enthusiasm for a film that paints virtually all of its male characters as sleazy rapists with necrophilic tendencies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Peter Debruge
Variety
February 23, 2012
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