The Dead Girl Reviews

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March 22, 2007
Karen Moncrieff's previous film, the shallow and pretentious Blue Car, in no way prepares you for this superbly acted, emotionally acute picture.
March 16, 2007
Those who pass on The Dead Girl are missing something. Moncrieff has assembled a remarkable (and mostly female) cast, and there are moments in this film that are as powerful as anything currently in theaters.
March 2, 2007
Moncrieff never gets melodramatic with subject matter that easily could have been; she won't make you feel good, but she will make you feel.
February 23, 2007
All Screams aside, movies about serial killing are rarely chipper affairs. But few are as glum as The Dead Girl.
February 16, 2007
Murphy, devouring a bad girl role to go with her image, makes her the most alive person in what is most certainly not your typical Hollywood serial killer movie.
February 9, 2007
It must be said that The Dead Girl is a film of considerable integrity. But before that, something else must be said: That's about as unappetizing an opening to a film as can be imagined.
July 12, 2016
There's not a laugh to be had, but the humanist Moncrieff is grabbing for your heart, rarely showing violence but letting the potential of it seep in from every corner, making fear itself the uncredited star.
September 14, 2010
A dreary Chick Flick serial killer film, that puts a human face on the vic as it focuses on all the women affected by the serial killer.
August 26, 2008
The tone is fittingly dark, the writing impressively poetic, and the performances excellent absolutely across the board.
July 24, 2008
Murder victim links stories of women's survival.
December 14, 2007
The masterful film, which was also released on DVD this week, sends shivers up your spine and devastates you five times over, then has you longing to wipe the sweat off your brow and start watching all over again.
August 6, 2007
This film demands to be rewatched, its jigsaw of lacerated lives assembled again . . . reaches a dirge-like crescendo . . . [There's] a fascinating torrent of convoluted introspection and stubborn perseverance in the women here.
June 25, 2007
The Dead Girl segues from one turgidly-paced, soul-crushing sequence to another with very little reason to continue watching.
June 15, 2007
Intriguing and unpredictable, this multi-layered film delivers a profound ripple effect as it explores the complexities of anger, grief, denial and retribution
May 16, 2007
A little hope peeks out from the clouds, but it's a bleak outlook.
May 11, 2007
A rather remarkable innovation in the female empowerment genre, for its heroines aren't the helpless weaklings we're used to seeing in a typical slasher flick, but rather intelligent, emotive individuals inclined to rely on all their faculties.
May 7, 2007
THE DEAD GIRL provides several of terrific actresses with meaty roles and for that reason alone (let alone Moncrieff's fluid direction and solid, if uneven, scripting) it deserves to find an audience.
May 3, 2007
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April 26, 2007
Unblinking and critical about female-rooted and female-specific concerns.
April 1, 2007
s she stands, so perversely resistant and so utterly naked, Ruth embodies the grief and torment of being a live girl.
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