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The Dead Girl Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 26, 2008
The tone is fittingly dark, the writing impressively poetic, and the performances excellent absolutely across the board.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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 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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 26, 2007
Unblinking and critical about female-rooted and female-specific concerns.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
April 1, 2007
s she stands, so perversely resistant and so utterly naked, Ruth embodies the grief and torment of being a live girl.
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.
Read More | Original Score: B
March 16, 2007
The five-story format is intriguing, the performances first rate, and a couple of the stories, particularly those involving Collette, Harden and Washington, are moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 15, 2007
The stories don't exactly add up to anything you can put your finger on, but they're absorbing as they're happening, and director Karen Moncrieff has a smooth, sure visual style.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 9, 2007
Growing less lurid and more poignant as it builds its story through a series of linked vignettes, this film by Karen Moncrieff provides a showcase for its predominantly female cast.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 7, 2007
Some chapters are more useful than others, but I'm not sure you could omit any of them, either, as each stroke provides a color that contributes to the overall picture.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 5, 2007
Five stories compose the heart of "The Dead Girl," Karen Moncreiff's disturbing new drama that's so unsettling, it likely will leave those who see it in an unqualified funk.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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.
March 2, 2007
Moncrieff manages to get beneath the skin of several of these characters, a nifty trick considering what a crowded world she's created. In all, it's a grueling, emotionally taxing, discomfiting film.
Read More | Original Score: B
February 17, 2007
As tasty as butter
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 9, 2007
The Dead Girl is an ambitious, unusual drama, and it's the kind of script that actors kill for, giving them rich, three-dimensional parts that they only have to play for a small amount of time, allowing for full emotional impact.
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