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Girl Model Reviews

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May 3, 2017
The film will, at the very least, make you wonder about who the "girl model" really is the next time you open a fashion magazine or see a billboard.
June 28, 2013
Despite its poor technical quality, Girl Model is a much-needed counterpoint to the irresponsible camp mentality of Toddlers & Tiaras.
March 22, 2013
A disturbing documentary about a side of the modeling business that's far from super.
February 7, 2013
A vivid and surprisingly emotive exploration of fashion modeling and the refracted reality and cost of the economic opportunities it presents for prepubescent Eastern European girls in particular.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 11, 2012
A powerful documentary that, with a wider scope and a bit more shaping, could have been even more powerful, perhaps unbearably so. What's there is strong enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 11, 2012
David Redmon and Ashley Sabin's somber, sometimes poetic, Fred Wiseman-like documentary ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 27, 2012
Surprisingly, this isn't a hatchet job - most of the subjects of Girl Model hang themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 20, 2012
Cool, calculated doc is hard to fault, but equally difficult to watch with any detachment.
September 13, 2012
The nonaggressive approach can be frustrating, but it nonetheless gets under the skin-deep promises of glamour and wealth that lure a seemingly endless stream of very young hopefuls.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 13, 2012
Candid look at a sometimes-frightening industry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 8, 2012
Explores a world that doesn't just appreciate youth. It lusts for it.
September 6, 2012
Don't expect to look at a catwalk in quite the same fashion again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 6, 2012
The most memorable part of the film is veteran model-turned-scout Ashley Arbaugh, an unbelievably intriguing nonfiction character.
September 6, 2012
Those with nothing are seduced by the prospect of something, such that they hesitate to complain, lest they end up with less than nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 4, 2012
Filled with blind eyes and unspoken agreements, "Girl Model" opens a can of worms, then disdains to follow their slimy trails.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 4, 2012
Make time during Fashion Week for this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 4, 2012
The radiant sadness of its two subjects-one a soulfully impassive stripling, one a symmetrical husk-forms the center of Girl Model, and that is enough.
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September 4, 2012
An alarming documentary about the trafficking of Russian child models to the Japanese fashion market ...
September 4, 2012
A sad and cogent documentary about young girls exploited by the modeling industry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 3, 2012
The doc makes you wonder about every beautiful woman who's ever stared out from a publication, poster, or billboard, looking sophisticated and self-assured.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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