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Beautiful Girls Reviews

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Nick Rogers
January 29, 2016
Does "Beautiful Girls" philosophically aspire to much more than mirroring a Counting Crows lyric from "Mr. Jones?" Maybe not. But there's a barroom eloquence, bottle-bottomed anxiety and stumblebum sadness to it that lingers in its bones.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Darren Bignell
Empire Magazine
August 20, 2010
This film really succeeds with its warm treatment of ordinary hang-ups -- no life-shattering revelations or pain repressed since childhood, just the genuine, everyday trials of life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
November 27, 2009
Beautiful Girls is always in touch with reality but never drowned in it.

TV Guide
November 27, 2009
Natalie Portman, as a 13-year-old on whom Hutton develops a strangely affecting crush, is a delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

November 27, 2009
Demme's conversational film is about the gaping chasm between what men say and what they feel. It may not tell us anything new, but its eloquence is quietly rewarding.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Natalie Portman steals all the scenes with Timothy Hutton and lights up the movie...
Emanuel Levy
April 4, 2006
Ted Demme's coming of age tale is about guys in their 20s who refuse or are unable to mature, which might explain why the most captivating relationship is between Timothy Hutton and the 13-year-old Natalie Portman.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Women may be unimpressed, but men will squirm with recognition.
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
November 29, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
September 26, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Susan Granger
July 29, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 27, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
September 2, 2004
A film about relationships and growing older that's funny and smart.
| Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 4, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Sarah Chauncey
June 10, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Fred Topel
May 27, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
January 13, 2004
Not a whole lot goes on, but what does go on is engaging enough to merit a look.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 5, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
September 5, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
August 3, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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