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Ginger & Rosa Reviews

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Sean Axmaker
April 10, 2016
After a career defined by cinematic experimentation, director Sally Potter trades affectation and stylistic experimentation for not-so-simple intimacy and empathy, helped of course by rich performances from her cast, young and not-so-young.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
April 28, 2015
Anchored by a brilliant performance from young Elle Fanning, who renders the usual teen angst and disillusionment as something both deeply felt and oddly mysterious. The kid is a natural.
Jess Lomas
July 7, 2014
Ginger and Rosa is a small flick that reminds audiences how exciting it is to see raw and sincere performances despite what kind of package they're delivered in
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
June 27, 2014
Fanning's illuminating, naturalistic the best reason to see the movie
Ray Pride
April 9, 2014
Much of the night work,especially candlelit, puts "Ginger & Rosa" in the fashion of a memory piece rather than an objective history.But, as in all of Potter's work, it is an estimable and lush solution to the most minimal of budgets.
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
July 30, 2013
As good as the movie is performance-wise, [director Sally] Potter allows the pacing to drag frequently, meaning viewers must be patient with Ginger & Rosa.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric D. Snider
July 13, 2013
The complexity of the characters and the simplicity of the story balance out to a rewarding coming-of-age drama for adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nicolas Rapold
Film Comment Magazine
June 14, 2013
With a rich sense of lived experience, Potter first portrays the blithe excitement and sense of joyful conspiracy shared by the two friends.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 26, 2013
...probably Potter's most accessible movie to date, but the script is perhaps nothing special ...
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
April 19, 2013
Nuclear anxiety becomes a distraction from teenage pressures and a projection of potentially explosive emotional distress in this beautifully acted character drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mike Scott
April 19, 2013
The gifted Elle Fanning turns in an extraordinary performance, although Sally Potter's film is otherwise built on a flimsy, soap-opera story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 15, 2013
Assured but bleak art-house girl's coming-of-age film that combines politics and personal matters.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 13, 2013
Despite some narrative missteps, Ginger & Rosa should be seen simply for Fanning's exceptional performance, the sort of revelatory turn that makes us feel as if the next generation of film is in capable hands.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
April 12, 2013
Fanning -- a startlingly alert and microemotive young actress -- breathes real feeling into the part, while the jazz soundtrack (John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Sidney Bechet) rouses this sensitive film from its drowsier inclinations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nora Lee Mandel
April 6, 2013
Fanning heartbreakingly expresses hurt with seemingly with every fiber of her being. Her family implodes as much as the world seems about to during those 13 days in October.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
April 5, 2013
Fanning brings such a groundedness and authenticity to the film's central role that you stick with her every step of the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Beck
April 4, 2013
"Ginger & Rosa" is another one of those films that feels like it's attempting to cover too much, and by doing so, ends up spreading itself rather thin across all of the areas it tries to encompass.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
April 4, 2013
Even seemingly ordinary scenes of girlfriends bonding - ironing hair, wearing jeans in the bathtub to shrink them, hitchhiking - are fraught with the sense of the external forces that will divide them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sarah Boslaugh
March 31, 2013
The great gift of Ginger & Rosa is Potter's willingness to let her camera observe these gifted young actresses without judgment, and to create the illusion of ordinary life unfolding before your eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
March 30, 2013
Potter's take on the '60s occasionally slides into Big Chill cliché, but with her actors, she's on virgin ground.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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