Girl, Interrupted - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Girl, Interrupted Reviews

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Roger Ebert
At the Movies
January 1, 2000
Although there are individual scenes of powerful acting, there doesn't seem to be a destination.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2000
Never engages the viewer at a gut level.
Victoria Alexander
January 1, 2000
A shallow unsupervised soroity romp with silly nurses and a nightly dose of medication.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 20, 2002
Girl, Interrupted" is Hollywood's latest simple-minded treatment of mental illness.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
If you don't already have something in common with Susanna, the whole experience will likely feel trite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Puede verse y disfrutarse particularmente por mujeres jóvenes, pero tiene el problema de ser -probablemente- bastante pretenciosa
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 22, 2001
It's difficult to make a film about depressive types that isn't depressing.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Susan Granger
January 1, 2000
A female version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest with no group dynamic.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
The screenplay, by helmer Mangold, is by the numbers.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
You can drive yourself crazy, or you can get over it. The choice is yours.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Fiendishly feline Jolie is stressed to impress, but her efforts are foiled by a script that keeps her tiger caged.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
January 1, 2000
Misses what was most engaging about Kaysen's memoir -- the unique sound of her voice, mostly drowned out here by too familiar attitudes and melodrama.
January 1, 2000
Mangold's camera has zero energy, making this probably the oldest-looking movie by a young director out of Hollywood this year.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Unsatisfying and unconvincing.
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Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
The results are predictable and stale.
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Gene Seymour
January 1, 2000
Unrelenting grimness settles over the movie like a soupy fog, changing shape only to add unnecessary suspense to the more ominous -- and obvious -- plot turns.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
The film ultimately has nowhere to go.
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
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
January 1, 2000
Perhaps the book or true events would lead me to a different conclusion, but the Susanna Kaysen of this film could use a good hard slap in the face.
| Original Score: 4/10
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