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Girl, Interrupted Reviews

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November 27, 2017
The film is entirely disposable. Watching a group of teenagers "tongue their meds" (which does not mean doing something rude with a junior doctor) and sobbing out of windows is boring.
September 12, 2017
It's an interesting story, based on actual events.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 1, 2011
Powerful look at mental illness; ages 16+.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 14, 2008
Meaty roles for an eager young female ensemble. On that level, and on several others, the movie triumphs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 24, 2006
Does it matter that every time Jolie's offscreen the film wilts a little? Ryder should be perfect as the bright spark; her lines are sharp as a knife. There's a gap, however, between what we hear and what we see.
May 26, 2006
We end up getting thin supporters as seen through the eyes of a main character that doesn't do anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 6, 2005
Sounding like the scribblings from a teenager's diary, the 28-year-old Ryder lapses into self-parody.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 4, 2005
The two leads play to their strengths.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 9, 2005
The screenplay, by helmer Mangold, is by the numbers.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 8, 2003
The acting by Ryder, Jolie, and Goldberg is excellent enough to forgive the problems inherent in the script.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 2, 2002
Jolie enlivens every scene she's in --- so much so that whenever she's not on screen, many viewers go into a state of suspended animation waiting for her to come back.
June 20, 2002
Girl, Interrupted" is Hollywood's latest simple-minded treatment of mental illness.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
June 18, 2002
A muddled production that misses the jarring tone of the autobiographical book by Susanna Kaysen on which it is based. The film is entertaining, but not very powerful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 15, 2002
A listless showcase of Hollywood clichés about crazy people, the '60s, and women, a reactionary, distaff Cuckoo's Nest.
March 8, 2002
[Jolie's] rantings and ravings are so studied and predictable that her work here is truly one of the worst performances of all time.
Full Review | Original Score: short
March 5, 2002
The drama makes the point that society still doesn't know how to deal with the multiple yearnings of women who don't want to follow in their mothers' path.
July 3, 2001
You're left wishing the film had a little more faith in its audience, for then this well-put-together movie might have provoked more thought, and slightly less irritation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 27, 2001
It offers a penetrating look into a world few of us will (thankfully) never see.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 22, 2001
It's difficult to make a film about depressive types that isn't depressing.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 1, 2000
You can drive yourself crazy, or you can get over it. The choice is yours.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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