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All the Real Girls Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 6, 2003
Undisciplined, unfocused, overimprovised and unevenly acted.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
April 11, 2003
A wise, delicate and immensely touching romance.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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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.
Read More | Original Score: C
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
April 4, 2003
The characters in All the Real Girls can seem a little thin ... but the emotions always feel genuine.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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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.
Read More | Original Score: C+
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
April 3, 2003
A love story for those who cannot tolerate the phoniness of Hollywood romance movies, one that deftly avoids melodrama and manipulation in favor of raw emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
March 28, 2003
It's about people who have no idea what to say, how to say it, what it means, where it leads: They just blunder through, clumsy and hopeful and tongue-tied and so human it breaks your heart.
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
March 28, 2003
After a while, you feel like you're watching natural interactions rather than a scripted performance.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
March 28, 2003
It's a movie of deft impressions and telling human moments.
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
March 27, 2003
It's a beautifully realized and assured work packed with the kind of raw emotions that rarely make it to the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 27, 2003
A smartly acted, achingly simple love story.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 23, 2003
An anti-Hollywood romance; a tonic for all those weary of the usual cinematic overglamorization of love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
March 21, 2003
Green confirms his status as the most atmospherically distinctive American movie director since Paul Thomas Anderson.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
March 21, 2003
It's a love story stripped of trite narrative conventions and made to feel searingly honest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
March 2, 2003
Green recycles hoary clichés by poeticizing them and setting them in a kind of timeless present.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
February 28, 2003
A movie that eliminates Hollywood gloss and pop cliches -- and in their place offers an honest look at young love and its pitfalls.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
February 28, 2003
Miraculously, Deschanel makes Noel the real girl that both Paul and the movie very much need.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 28, 2003
Green is 27, old enough to be jaded, but he has the soul of a romantic poet.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
February 27, 2003
A small movie about big emotions, with Green capturing the rush of love and sting of heartbreak with great vividness.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
February 21, 2003
Green seems more in love with his perceived unconventionality than he does with his characters.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
February 14, 2003
Girls isn't fabulous, but you do feel its characters really have connected.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
February 14, 2003
Paul Schneider, a buoyant young newcomer from North Carolina, is the No. 1 reason to see David Gordon Green's All the Real Girls.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
February 14, 2003
One of the few films to honestly nail the awkwardness and ardor of young romance.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
February 13, 2003
Mr. Green, with unabashed sincerity and exquisite tenderness, captures both the world-stopping intensity and the delicate absurdity of youthful longing.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2003
Like the confused young people whose tumultuous emotions it details, David Gordon Green's All the Real Girls is exhilarating as well as a little bit frustrating to spend time with.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
February 12, 2003
A revelation in its ability to capture how love really feels.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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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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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 10, 2003
You really feel like you're dropping in on these characters' lives.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
January 31, 2003
An uneven work with a resonant central core.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 30, 2003
His theme is first love -- a director-slayer if ever there was one -- yet Green makes it fresh, funny and infinitely sad as he uses this theme to open up characters to undiscovered realms within themselves.