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A Single Girl Reviews

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Variety Staff
February 7, 2012
A Single Girl delivers 80 unbroken and ultimately irritating minutes in the life of a pretty hotel waitress (Virginie Ledoyen).
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 1, 2000
...if you were to fast-forward all the scenes where there is no talking, just walking, you'd be left with a very short movie.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
We are led to believe that Valarie's experiences during this hour and all that quality meditative time she spends waiting for the elevator help her to reach her important decision. But it would be presumptuous to think we have learned anything about her.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A Single Girl shines because of Ledoyen, but sputters in not taking her character anyplace.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
February 7, 2012
Even though nothing much happens during the course of the movie (Valerie spends over half the running time wandering around the inside of a hotel), this is a thoroughly engrossing motion picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 7, 2012
A stunning demonstration of moral and existential suspense in relation to duration, much like Agnes Varda's 1961 Cleo From 5 to 7.
Arthur Lazere
February 11, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 15, 2012
A fascinating revival of the French New Wave for a very 1990's slice-of-life film.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
August 30, 2004
Benoit Jacquot's small, dazzling film A Single Girl is so buoyant, sharp-eyed and casually sexy it comes closer than any recent movie to capturing the essence of youth itself.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
January 1, 2000
What's really terrific about A Single Girl is its simplicity.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Cory Cheney
Urban Tulsa Weekly
August 8, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
January 1, 2000
Photographed mostly in tight traveling shots with an occasional long shot evoking a sense of foreboding and entrapment, the movie is claustrophobic, harried, sexually charged.
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
While A Single Girl ends without a sense of resolution, we do feel rewarded for having been in the presence of so lovely an actress as Ledoyen, from whom more is sure to be heard.
Ed Scheid
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Jacquot finds unexpected and intriguing drama in the daily routine of a contemporary young woman.
Emanuel Levy
December 18, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide
July 30, 2003
A hypnotic French import with next to no plot to interfere with its mesmerizing portrait of the moment to moment stuff of life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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