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The Girl Reviews

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Ken Tucker
Entertainment Weekly
October 22, 2012
There's little forward momentum in The Girl. It's just the dramatization of one humiliation after another.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
October 22, 2012
It looks gorgeous, with lush production values and gorgeous cinematography, but there's a strange inertness at the film's core.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Robert Lloyd
Los Angeles Times
October 22, 2012
You need to know that Hitchcock was a real-life Famous Artist in order for the drama, not to say the creepiness, to fully take effect. Otherwise, this is just the story of a sadistic sad old man and the young woman who escapes his clutches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Verne Gay
Newsday
October 22, 2012
Miller's Hedren is cool, distant, humorless, whiny and reproving. She's the perfect block of ice.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Linda Stasi
New York Post
October 22, 2012
[Jones] is spectacular.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joanne Ostrow
Denver Post
October 19, 2012
The Girl may make movie lovers want to screen The Birds and Marnie again, perhaps seeing Hedren's performances in a new light through the eyes of the obsessed director.
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Matthew Gilbert
Boston Globe
October 19, 2012
If you approach The Girl as a sliver, and don't expect a full serving, you are more apt to appreciate it.
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Gail Pennington
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 19, 2012
If you approach The Girl as a sliver, and don't expect a full serving, you are more apt to appreciate it.
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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle
October 19, 2012
The fatal flaw in the entire project isn't Gwyneth Hughes' serviceable script but Julian Jarrold's just plain creepy direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Alessandra Stanley
New York Times
October 19, 2012
The trouble with The Girl is that it tries to psychoanalyze Hitchcock but fails by trying to know the man too much.
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David Hinckley
New York Daily News
October 17, 2012
Superb performances by Toby Jones as Hitchcock and Sienna Miller as Hedren keep the story alive and moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5