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Fat Girl Reviews

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January 1, 2017
Like Breillat's debut feature ("A Real Young Girl") "Fat Girl" is a masterpiece awaiting inspection by audiences open to its meanings and insightful commentary.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
April 14, 2010
One of the most disturbing films I've ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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April 11, 2008
[Features a] shocking, ambiguous ending.
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.
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
February 24, 2003
A strange, discomfiting and fascinating film about the horrors of adolescence.
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
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 21, 2002
For women, especially those who have sisters, it should be a must-see.
September 19, 2002
While Fat Girl is graphic and shocking, it is a more compelling argument than Romance.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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.
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 76/100
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
March 5, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
February 21, 2002
Few Hollywood child actors could pull off anything close to what Reboux and Mesquida achieve.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 14, 2002
No other film released so far this year is likely to generate as much discussion afterward.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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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