Filly Brown Reviews

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Sean O'Connell
Washington Post
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
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
April 23, 2013
More heartfelt, humanistic, and entertaining than such a clichéd showbiz cautionary tale has any right to be.
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Amy Nicholson
Los Angeles Times
April 18, 2013
Almost despite our will, the cast keeps us invested in Filly's furious resurrection.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
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
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Robert Koehler
Variety
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.
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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
January 21, 2012
Gina Rodriguez's magnetic star turn keeps this often overwrought film engaging, even when the script lets her down.