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Girl 6 Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 12, 2011
About as fulfilling as phone-sex.
Full Review | Original Score: C+

TV Guide
September 23, 2008
While it's often quite funny, Spike Lee's newest is really a surprisingly vivid dramatic study of an aspiring actress in moonlighting hell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Todd McCarthy
September 23, 2008
[Randle] holds the film together as best she can with her luminous presence and dignity, but can't supply the lacking subtext, past history and motivation.

September 23, 2008
Lee is back to his independent roots, doesn't have an axe to grind and just enjoys playing with the camera and letting the actors, especially Randle, do the right thing.
Emanuel Levy
September 18, 2007
Slight and superficial, Spike Lee's look at the phone-sex industry through the life of one femme is completely from the outside.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
There's something refreshing about the film's reckless proximity to anarchy, the stylishly imaginative cinematography and lusciously exorbitant Prince soundtrack, even if it does ring hollow when Lee tries to get serious on us.
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
March 24, 2006
Girl 6, the story of a girl and her stint in the phone sex biz, is a sloppy and problematic film, no diggity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Michael Dequina
September 11, 2005
Just a slightly amusing timepasser.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
I can't fault Spike Lee on this one. This is his first film where he did not get a writing credit -- and it shows.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Lee's never been too hip to women's perspectives, and in Girl 6, he proves that marriage, maturity and 10 years of filmmaking haven't substantially corrected his blind spot.

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Girl 6 is entertaining and at times quite funny. But about halfway through it seems to run out of ideas.
Leslie Rigoulot
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002
Spike Lee has been erratic at best, misogynist occasionally, but Girl 6 hits a new low.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Lee has done the impossible: He's sucked the fun out of call-in sex and replaced it with sanctimonious prattle.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
While Lee is a skillful director, he's also more coldly analytical than emotional, and it is not his style to get us to feel for this woman as much as we should.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Mr. Lee isn't as successful at shaping a story around Girl 6, but enjoying her company is all his slender, sunny film really tries to do.
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Lee may have a keen sense of setting and dialogue, but his characterization is off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Lee draws his lines between fantasy and reality without much confidence and with only a sketchy logic.
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Laura Miller
January 1, 2000
Instead of effervescent and mercurial, the movie is simply muddled. What happened?
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Strongly told stories have a way of carrying their characters along with them. But here we have an undefined character in an aimless story. Too bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Erratic, at times predictable as hell, and at other times unruly and inventive.
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