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Filly Brown Reviews

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April 26, 2013
The movie works best as a showcase for Rodriguez, transcending its simplistic script and clichéd plot in snatches -- when its leading lady is at the mike and especially in the film's final awkward family reunion.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
April 23, 2013
Young hip-hop artist sacrifices her true identity for fame.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 18, 2013
Unfortunately, the film is marred by a story, situations and stereotypical characters that strike all-too-familiar chords.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 24, 2012
A trite piece of storytelling, with character development and plot points that feel not so much lived in as borrowed from other movies.
April 26, 2013
A routine music business cautionary tale, the film shuffles its decks ever so slightly by casting a Latino actress as its lead, but doesn't do enough to shed the exasperating confines of the star-is-born genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 6, 2013
However much earnest commitment and passion that the cast lend to their roles, it ultimately cannot overcome the routine structure and approach to the overall execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 22, 2013
A traditional make-your-way-into-the-music-biz drama with lots of Latin-flavored grit and gravitas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 23, 2013
More heartfelt, humanistic, and entertaining than such a clichéd showbiz cautionary tale has any right to be.
April 18, 2013
Almost despite our will, the cast keeps us invested in Filly's furious resurrection.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 21, 2012
Gina Rodriguez's magnetic star turn keeps this often overwrought film engaging, even when the script lets her down.
April 26, 2013
Sure, we've all seen this story before, but that doesn't hamper this film from being enormously entertaining, with riveting performances, great beats, and poetic rhymes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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