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Factory Girl Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 16, 2007
It's a movie without that emotional spark that lets us connect with her, or anybody else.
| Original Score: 3/5
February 2, 2007
"Why is this day different from all others?" is a question every Jewish family hears at the Passover seder. "Why is this biopic different from all others?" is a question that no one seems to hear in Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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James Berardinelli
February 8, 2007
The historical Edie Sedgwick was a fascinating figure and at no time was she more interesting than when she was a member of Warhol's Factory. It's too bad Factory Girl fails to make this woman compelling in these circumstances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
February 16, 2007
Thanks to the flashy work of the film's two editors and cinematographer, style trumps substance. Or perhaps it merely masks the lack of it.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Pete Hammond
March 2, 2007
Had the cast and promise to be so much better than what finally ended up on screen.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
February 4, 2007
Despite an interesting turn by Guy Pearce as Andy Warhol, the movie fails to deliver any character that I could care about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Fernando F. Croce
August 27, 2009
Far less insight than the flattest of E! True Hollywood Story segments
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
February 15, 2007
Two extraordinary performances can't prevent Factory Girl from being an ordinary movie.
| Original Score: 2/4
Dan Callahan
House Next Door
November 6, 2008
In Factory Girl, a jumbled account of the short life and photogenic hard times of the first Andy Warhol superstar, Edie Sedgwick, Sienna Miller makes Sedgwick into an archetypal over-confident blond with a mannered young Kathleen Turner croak.
Brian Holcomb
May 2, 2008
Summing up a complex human being in two hours is like an MTV spot about Nelson Mandela cut to a Kanye West track. We don't really get to know Sedgwick at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
February 25, 2007
...jerky, with a flat, uneven pace...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
Daily Radar
February 7, 2007
Sienna Miller embodies Edie Sedgwick with a thoroughly convincing highwire act to match Guy Pierce's incarnation of Andy Warhol in Hickenlooper's perfunctory biopic.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Pam Gelman
Common Sense Media
October 22, 2007
True story of drugs and sex is for adults only.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
February 9, 2007
Tragedy requires us to genuinely care about the character and Factory Girl fails in that regard, despite Miller's emphatic performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
February 2, 2007
Sienna Miller remains an actress in search of a movie worthy of her talent.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
February 1, 2007
If not for Sienna Miller's engaging portrayal of Edie Sedgwick, Factory Girl would have little to offer.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Ailsa Caine
Little White Lies
March 16, 2007
There's no real need for Factory Girl; just go pick up that copy of Heat.
| Original Score: 2/5
February 9, 2007
Even after watching her rise and fall for 90 minutes, we still don't know her at all.
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Laura Emerick
Chicago Sun-Times
February 9, 2007
Despite strong performances by Sienna Miller as the quintessential '60s It Girl and Guy Pearce as FrankenArtist Andy, the film ultimately doesn't have much to say about the people it purports to depict or the tumultuous times in which they lived.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
March 14, 2007
One wonders whether the documentary format would have better served the material than this ill-focused drama. Since real-life family and observers chime in over the end credits, perhaps the filmmakers were thinking the same thing.
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