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Birthday Girl Reviews

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Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Uneven thriller isn't for kids. Kidman's great.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
August 25, 2009
There are enough well layered performances in director/co-writer Jez Butterworth's "Birthday Girl" to all but compensate for the film's inept noir flirtations between romantic farce and theft thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 3/5

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 25, 2004
Although "Birthday Girl" is labeled a romantic comedy, it's not wildly funny or romantic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
November 7, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 27, 2003
Simple but effective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
July 18, 2003
Butterworth has an effective directorial shorthand and the film is full of small, unobtrusive touches that smartly enhance the scenes. Kidman, of course, is magnetic; her absorbing performance makes this Birthday party one worth attending.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Brian Mckay
March 19, 2003
Nicole Kidman chain smokes, speaks Russian, and shows her [rear end] - sign me up!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Murray
December 17, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Tim Merrill
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
It still manages to slide by, but barely, and only on the strength of its two leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
August 23, 2002
Works for the most part as an interesting and entertaining experiment in genre bending and tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 3, 2002
The gift here is as delicious as its wrapping.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 29, 2002
... unpretentious and deliberately small-scale, Birthday Girl is a delightful movie that doesn't strive to be anything other than escapist fun
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B
John Venable
June 28, 2002
There's a sweet story that emerges from some really horrible circumstances, and in my opinion it was pretty well written.
Matt Arnoldi
June 11, 2002
A deviant topical comedy which is funny from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Luis Martinez
June 8, 2002
La cinta no se parece a nada que hayan visto, pues es una mezcla extraña de humor negro con auténtico drama y aderezo romántico.
| Original Score: 8/10
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