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All the Real Girls Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 6, 2003
Undisciplined, unfocused, overimprovised and unevenly acted.
| Original Score: 2/5
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
October 28, 2003
The performances are convincing, and sufficiently nuanced to elevate the characters beyond mere cliché.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
March 5, 2003
A letdown for those who were hoping for so much after George Washington.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
May 23, 2003
The characters just sit there and talk, and you start to feel you're trapped not at a movie but in a tiny diner somewhere, eavesdropping on a lot of uninteresting conversations.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
February 24, 2003
Girls has small and simple charms, but the movie succumbs to the combined weight of its preoccupations with non-hurried, 'honest' interactions and general open-endedness.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net
February 13, 2003
A sweet glimpse into young romance, delivered with...style, but, in the end, unsatisfyingly skimming the surface
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
February 25, 2003
...now that I sit down to review the picture a couple weeks later, I barely remember it. Whatever positive impression it left sure didn't last.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
February 26, 2003
Wallows in high-fallutin' indie-ness while catering to self-indulgent reality.
| Original Score: 2/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
March 4, 2003
[Cinematographer Tim] Orr's exemplary camera work is the only exceptional part of "All the Real Girls"
Full Review| Original Score: C-
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
November 1, 2003
Obriga o público a passar duas horas ao lado de pessoas absolutamente desinteressantes.
| Original Score: 1/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
February 11, 2003
This earnest love story is borderline insufferable, and yet there are moments that, in their bold incoherence, have a startling emotional truth.
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
April 4, 2003
There's something missing from this slowly paced story of young love, like a painting that's still waiting for its subject to be dropped in.
| Original Score: C+
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 10, 2003
Much of the film, which so much wants to seem natural and unforced, comes off as contrived and slightly precious.
| Original Score: C
April 4, 2003
Director David Gordon Green knows more about how to capture a striking image on screen than telling a compelling story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
March 26, 2003
Girls is front-loaded with strange, offbeat non-sequitors subtly coloring in the lines of this community. Alas, the film shrinks as it goes along.
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
August 18, 2006
All Gordon Green can manage are...dreamy images, blunt-edged characters and dialogue, splattered like so-much Cheese Whiz over a shapeless mess of a pseudo-poetic narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marcy Dermansky
About.com
October 14, 2003
Zooey Deschanel, in her first starring role, barely saves this film from the murky bogs of independent dreck.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Merrill
Film Threat
January 21, 2003
Rather than tying together into a satisfying whole, the fragments seem to fly off in any number of directions, and a sweet, simple tale of young love dissolves into a mishmash.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
February 20, 2003
A handsomely photographed movie of little consequence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
February 28, 2003
The main characters are unremarkable, and most of the acting is dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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