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Girl Model Reviews

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
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
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
September 6, 2012
Don't expect to look at a catwalk in quite the same fashion again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Noel Murray
AV Club
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+
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
September 4, 2012
Filled with blind eyes and unspoken agreements, "Girl Model" opens a can of worms, then disdains to follow their slimy trails.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
September 4, 2012
Make time during Fashion Week for this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
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 ...
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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail
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
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John Anderson
Variety
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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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
February 7, 2012
A sensible affair, even if its point of view clearly nods towards accusations of exploitation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5