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Dirty Girl Reviews

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Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered
September 22, 2012
Dirty Girl is an off beat gem that's well worth the bidding war it inspired at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Jane Stevenson
Jam! Movies
October 21, 2011
A funny, poignant if slightly uneven coming-of-age story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine
October 9, 2011
Enjoyable to a fault, Dirty Girl struggles at times with tone, unable to find an effective balance between scenes that border on farce and those with weightier themes.
Kurt Loder
Reason Online
October 7, 2011
There's one scene in the film, keyed to the heartbreak anthem "Don't Cry Out Loud," that struck me as rocketing over the top and into the glitter stratosphere. I got over it, though.
Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity
October 7, 2011
This is an undeniably clumsy film, but a good heart beats inside its chest and that counts for something.
Dustin Putman
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
David Noh
Film Journal International
October 6, 2011
Totally engaging road movie, lit by ingratiating performances. An impressive directorial debut by Abe Sylvia.
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Alonso Duralde
October 6, 2011
But even if Dirty Girl is formulaic, it's constantly moving forward, and not just in the geographical sense.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
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
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
October 5, 2011
A sweet 'n' sassy period comedy with a Juno sensibility and the soul of a Little Miss Sunshine.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 21, 2011
...l feels like a Hollywood vision of the way the ignorant and unwashed comport themselves. It feels ugly and it made me sad.
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
October 21, 2011
Dirty Girl isn't. Sorry, but it's just faux grime, a thin layer of bad behaviour that wipes clean with a two-ply tissue to reveal the real movie beneath - all shiny sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
October 20, 2011
Dirty Girl broadcasts its intent to be edgy and subversive - poking fun throughout at small-town, conservative attitudes toward sex and morality - without ever achieving subversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
October 20, 2011
The movie is all over the place, searching for an identity that proves almost entirely elusive.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Grae Drake
October 14, 2011
The film rolls downhill to Serious Town when Danielle finds her father, and although the performers are equipped to handle it, it gets more heavy-handed as it winds to a close.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Bill Gibron
October 10, 2011
if you can't quite get behind a defiant diva and her queer companion, you'll find every moment of this motion picture a chore
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Cole Smithey
October 9, 2011
[VIDEO] "Dirty Girl" is such an inept attempt at abstinence propaganda that it should have the opposite effect on teen girls chomping at the bit.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Robert Levin
Film School Rejects
October 8, 2011
It'd be hard to conceive of a movie more painstakingly comprised of dramatic filler.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
October 7, 2011
Dirty Girl is much more fun when Danielle is behaving badly. Unfortunately, that only lasts about 20 minutes, and as soon as she befriends Clarke -- an unlikely situation in itself -- the fun ends.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
October 7, 2011
If your sensibility is pure trashy camp, don't expect anyone not to laugh when you try to be earnest.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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