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Fast Girls Reviews

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Sarah Boslaugh
PopMatters
February 12, 2013
...watching Fast Girls is a thoroughly enjoyable experience, and a particularly welcome contribution to the genre because it focuses on female athletes competing in a non-glamour sport.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
June 20, 2012
[W]holly unsurprising... yet this flick is wholly winning thanks to its abundance of good cheer, generosity of spirit, and refusal to go too easy on its protagonist.
Tara Brady
Irish Times
June 17, 2012
The Makers of Fast Girls are likely hoping that international viewers will see past the movie's promiscuous use of Union Jack waving to focus, instead, on a tale of plucky sporting underdogs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 17, 2012
An energising offering depicting 2012's challenges and achievements while demonstrating that TV's Crichlow is a strong feature film lead worth in vesting in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Liverpool Echo
June 15, 2012
The script moves from one cliche to the next - forbidden romance, enmity mellowing into sisterly solidarity - culminating in a championship showdown that leaves a patriotic lump in the throat.
Jason Best
Movie Talk
June 15, 2012
Fleet-footed British sports movie Fast Girls, an engaging tale of underdog triumph that makes up in energy and high spirits for what it lacks in technique.
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
June 14, 2012
This delivers an engaging story, some great performances and, of course, the obligatory training montage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
June 14, 2012
Here is a likable and fun British film: it's a little like Bend It Like Beckham.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
June 14, 2012
Directed by Regan Hall, this is benign, family-friendly fare (not as cool, edgy or sexy as I anticipated) and a cheerful enough warm up to the Olympics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
June 14, 2012
Hall, making his feature debut, rarely strays from the underdog sports movie template, but the two appealing young leads come as a welcome blast of deodorant to this stale narrative armpit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sophie Haslett
Little White Lies
June 14, 2012
Fresh, amusing and very British. We defy you not to shed a tear.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
June 14, 2012
Enjoyable, emotionally involving and timely feel-good sports drama that pushes all the right buttons...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
June 14, 2012
( ... )as predictable as the day is long, but it certainly makes a massive change from the usual crime-infested gangster movies set in London.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alison Jones
Birmingham Post
June 13, 2012
Predictable as the day is long, but it certainly makes a massive change from the usual crime-infested gangster movies set in London.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Francesca Steele
Sky Movies
June 13, 2012
A fun and energetic film that, while no Chariots of Fire, will leave you eager for the Olympics and, possibly, your running shoes.
Kate Stables
Total Film
June 13, 2012
Noel Clarke, who co-scripted and co-stars, doesn't get any Kidulthood-style grit going, though Crichlow's gutsy performance has you rooting for her.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Cath Clarke
Time Out
June 12, 2012
Some of the girl power stuff is a bit wincing and it's never totally convincing, but with charm and buckets of energy, you'll forgive it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Dinning
Empire Magazine
June 10, 2012
Despite the whiff of soap, this should get you in the mood for the Olympic summer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emma Simmonds
The List
June 19, 2012
Devoid of anything daring, Fast Girls makes some of the right motions but never rises above its cash-in status.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
June 17, 2012
The social backgrounds are crudely etched, the races (edited to a synthesised rock score) unexciting, the results predictable.
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Leslie Felperin
Variety
May 23, 2012
Mark Adams
Screen International
May 15, 2012
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