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Dirty Girl Reviews

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October 6, 2011
Juno Temple and Jeremy Dozier are one of the most surprisingly sweet cinematic pairings in some time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 6, 2011
It's probably appropriate that a film about adolescent identity crises has trouble figuring out what it wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
October 6, 2011
A well-meaning, misbegotten frenzy of confused impulses.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 6, 2011
Totally engaging road movie, lit by ingratiating performances. An impressive directorial debut by Abe Sylvia.
October 6, 2011
But even if Dirty Girl is formulaic, it's constantly moving forward, and not just in the geographical sense.
October 6, 2011
Dirty Girl ultimately does establish itself as an enjoyable little crowd-pleaser that benefits substantially from the star-making work of its two leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 6, 2011
It's difficult to transition from mocking characters to begging for our empathy
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 6, 2011
Hits every note so squarely on the beat that in the end, it's nothing but square.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
October 6, 2011
The heavy eye shadow, cheesy clothes and stiffly flipped-out hair feel almost too mocking ... rather than serving as stylistic choices that make the characters feel like real people.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 6, 2011
Writer-director Abe Sylvia reflects mid-'80s Middle America through a fisheye indie lens, and films don't get much uglier than this.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
October 5, 2011
Dirty Girl is a bad movie with no insights that is broadly drawn and genuinely plagued by filthy dialogue. You don't laugh. You just wince, and wonder how the whole thing ever got financed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 5, 2011
What begins as a politically incorrect, Mean Girls-esque satire constantly shifts tone and focus as director Abe Sylvia pursues a style as jumbled as his narrative.
October 5, 2011
A sweet 'n' sassy period comedy with a Juno sensibility and the soul of a Little Miss Sunshine.
October 5, 2011
Dirty Girl isn't nearly as messy or real or raw as it needs to be -- mostly it's just grubby with shopworn familiarity and glammed up with too many pop songs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 5, 2011
Temple does turn what's essentially a magical-hussy role into something more grounded and human. The rest of the cast isn't quite so lucky...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 4, 2011
A feeble teenage-outcast movie set in 1987, Dirty Girl exists primarily as a vehicle for first-time writer-director Abe Sylvia's favorite Reagan-era jams.
October 3, 2011
For a movie hellbent on marketing itself as the seedy tale of a small-town tramp, Dirty Girl sure has an odd way of making good on its promise.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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