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Dirty Girl Reviews

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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
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 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
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 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 8, 2011
It'd be hard to conceive of a movie more painstakingly comprised of dramatic filler.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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 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 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
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 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
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 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
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 6, 2011
A well-meaning, misbegotten frenzy of confused impulses.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 7, 2011
Undoubtedly this movie means something to its director and screenwriter - a former dancer making his feature-film debut. So why didn't he put more care into the period?
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 7, 2011
[Sylvia's] attempts at situational humor on the road - including a stripping scene for Dozier as coming-out metaphor - fall embarrassingly flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 7, 2011
Social satire, heartbreaking family drama and a lot of toe-tapping 1980s music attempt to exist in the same space. Watching this movie is like eating a hot fudge sundae and lasagna in alternating bites.
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 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.
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