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Girl Model Reviews

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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
April 13, 2012
A scene where Arbaugh actually visits the models' apartment appears as staged as her concern about the place.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
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
February 9, 2012
Thought-provoking. Deeply unsettling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 22, 2013
A disturbing documentary about a side of the modeling business that's far from super.
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
June 28, 2013
Despite its poor technical quality, Girl Model is a much-needed counterpoint to the irresponsible camp mentality of Toddlers & Tiaras.
September 6, 2012
The most memorable part of the film is veteran model-turned-scout Ashley Arbaugh, an unbelievably intriguing nonfiction character.
Top Critic
September 4, 2012
An alarming documentary about the trafficking of Russian child models to the Japanese fashion market ...
September 20, 2012
Cool, calculated doc is hard to fault, but equally difficult to watch with any detachment.
September 13, 2012
Candid look at a sometimes-frightening industry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 9, 2012
The banal yet luminous dramas of hope and disappointment play out, proving - again - that life is the same everywhere in the world, once you dig below the perma-crust of nationalistic self-assertion and position-striking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 8, 2012
Explores a world that doesn't just appreciate youth. It lusts for it.
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.
February 7, 2012
A sensible affair, even if its point of view clearly nods towards accusations of exploitation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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+
February 9, 2012
This documentary takes a remarkably frank look at the fashion business, using the unusual perspective of a young Russian seeking work in Japan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 4, 2012
A sad and cogent documentary about young girls exploited by the modeling industry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 23, 2012
While Girl Model falls a bit short in the delivery of hard facts and incriminating evidence, it more than makes up for that with its knotty psychological profile of Arbaugh.
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