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All the Real Girls Reviews

June 6, 2003
Undisciplined, unfocused, overimprovised and unevenly acted.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 11, 2003
A wise, delicate and immensely touching romance.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
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
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+
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
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.
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
March 28, 2003
It's a movie of deft impressions and telling human moments.
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
March 27, 2003
A smartly acted, achingly simple love story.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
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
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
March 2, 2003
Green recycles hoary clichés by poeticizing them and setting them in a kind of timeless present.
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
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
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
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
February 21, 2003
Green seems more in love with his perceived unconventionality than he does with his characters.
February 14, 2003
Girls isn't fabulous, but you do feel its characters really have connected.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
February 14, 2003
One of the few films to honestly nail the awkwardness and ardor of young romance.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
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
February 12, 2003
A revelation in its ability to capture how love really feels.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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.
February 10, 2003
You really feel like you're dropping in on these characters' lives.
January 31, 2003
An uneven work with a resonant central core.
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.