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Dirty Girl Reviews

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May 3, 2017
Growing up gay in 1980s Oklahoma could not have been easy, but writer-director Abe Sylvia and the cast of his debut feature Dirty Girl make it look like a helluva lot of fun.
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
January 27, 2012
This is a fearless performance but one that doesn't forget to be genuine and real, Danielle's emotional transformation stirring, oftentimes powerful and, in my opinion, difficult to forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 21, 2011
A funny, poignant if slightly uneven coming-of-age story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
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.
October 7, 2011
This is an undeniably clumsy film, but a good heart beats inside its chest and that counts for something.
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
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 5, 2011
A sweet 'n' sassy period comedy with a Juno sensibility and the soul of a Little Miss Sunshine.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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+
October 8, 2011
It'd be hard to conceive of a movie more painstakingly comprised of dramatic filler.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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