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Fat Girl Reviews

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 14, 2010
One of the most disturbing films I've ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Chicago Reader
April 11, 2008
[Features a] shocking, ambiguous ending.
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
October 27, 2004
I first saw Fat Girl upon its original US theatrical release in 2001. I left the theater exhilarated. Three years on, I feel I had been fooled.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
February 24, 2003
Bold but unrelenting in its depiction of both physical and emotional aggression, Fat Girl will be bracing for those open to its challenges and brutal for those who aren't.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly
February 24, 2003
A strange, discomfiting and fascinating film about the horrors of adolescence.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
February 24, 2003
It's compelling, honest, poignant, somewhat sad and, at the end, very disturbing -- in short, quite a good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matthew Turner
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
For women, especially those who have sisters, it should be a must-see.
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
September 19, 2002
While Fat Girl is graphic and shocking, it is a more compelling argument than Romance.
| Original Score: 3/4
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
June 14, 2002
The relationship between the girls is the most complicated in the picture, a Gordian knot of affection, resentment, envy, jealousy and intellectual sparring.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 11, 2002
Breillat is a skilled director, who has created a troubling film that examines the simple pleasures of the human condition for young people and puts a complex spin on it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
May 14, 2002
Not subtle and certainly not a film that protects anyone's sensibilities. For this, and for Catherine Breillat's understanding of the pain of youth, it's well worth watching.
| Original Score: 76/100
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
March 6, 2002
Blunt and polarizing, Breillat's brilliant film captures something so vividly imaginative and compounding in a search for risky titilation at the expense of eager self-discovering teen virgins.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeremy Heilman
March 5, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
February 26, 2002
[Reboux's] heartbreaking performance makes the movie quite watchable in spite of its obvious flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric D. Snider
February 21, 2002
Few Hollywood child actors could pull off anything close to what Reboux and Mesquida achieve.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 14, 2002
Anais is not an object of pity or fun. She simply is. And after seeing Fat Girl, we understand her why and how.
| Original Score: 4/5
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
February 14, 2002
No other film released so far this year is likely to generate as much discussion afterward.
| Original Score: 4/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
February 1, 2002
A bracing antidote/response to the sleazy teen-oriented sex comedies that are churned out on an assembly line by mainstream Hollywood.
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
January 24, 2002
The characters come across with an unnerving sense of psychological realism and act as a flesh-and-blood foil to the allegorical story.
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