Girl Most Likely - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Girl Most Likely Reviews

Top Critic
Wesley Morris
Grantland
January 6, 2014
Berman and Pulcini -- American Splendor, The Nanny Diaries -- found a tone somewhere between tragedy and nonsense.
Top Critic
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
October 4, 2013
There are moments to make you honestly wish it were a better movie, and that the semi-autobiographical screenplay by Michelle Morgan didn't feel so much like a first draft.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
October 3, 2013
Once you get past Imogene's insufferableness, you'll find yourself rooting for her.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Richard Brody
New Yorker
July 29, 2013
Kristen Wiig's comic artistry and its melodramatic tinge are squandered in this frenetic, schematic comedy, which also lays waste to a fertile premise.
Top Critic
Rex Reed
New York Observer
July 24, 2013
Nobody in this movie is really appealing enough to be much fun. The state of New Jersey should sue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
July 22, 2013
"Girl Most Likely" is a strange movie, in that it has the atmosphere of a comedy and some extreme characters set up to be comical, but there are really no funny scenes.
Top Critic
Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
July 21, 2013
Wiig didn't write the script for Girl Most Likely, but surely all those years of making tangy lemonade from the SNL writing staff's lemons must have given her the chops to do more than she manages to do here. What a shame.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
July 19, 2013
This one seems a little determined in its quirkiness, assigning its characters one gag apiece.
Top Critic
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
July 19, 2013
Girl Most Likely is a case of good actors in serious need of worthwhile material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
July 19, 2013
Another movie about a woman falling into a deep funk because some narcissistic twit dumped her.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Top Critic
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
July 19, 2013
This film suffers, as you can guess from this précis, from quirky-overload.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
Christy Lemire
RogerEbert.com
July 19, 2013
Wiig finds herself sadly outmatched in this comedy crammed with wacky and tacky characters-types, all of them-in which she's stuck functioning as the uptight, frustrated straight woman in the middle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
July 19, 2013
Whether "Girl Most Likely" intentionally satirizes its upending of conventions or suffers from a half-assed screenplay, the resulting hodgepodge at least livens up a clichéd premise.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
July 18, 2013
Kristen Wiig delivers another adorkable star turn in 'Girl Most Likely,' which works until it doesn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Tom Long
Detroit News
July 18, 2013
It's funny and pleasant and comfy enough. But reach, Kristen, reach.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
July 18, 2013
Unfortunately, it's just not funny enough ...
| Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
July 18, 2013
[Wiig] might want to consider whether she really wants to get stuck unto eternity playing women on the verge.
Top Critic
Sara Stewart
New York Post
July 18, 2013
I only laughed once ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Top Critic
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times
July 18, 2013
Somewhere in this overstuffed mix, there's probably a good movie about a woman's journey to self-discovery and self-acceptance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 18, 2013
Flat and mostly unsurprising.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Claudia Puig
USA Today
July 18, 2013
A failure from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
July 18, 2013
It's impossible not to root for Kristen Wiig, even while you wait in vain for the funny to pop in her latest.
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
July 18, 2013
It means well and everyone appears to be having a good time, but so many things are wrong with the film, from a limp script to slack editing that leaves entire scenes hanging.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 18, 2013
Something is wrong when the wardrobe gets bigger laughs than the dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
July 18, 2013
The kind of movie destined to become the answer to the rhetorical question, "With a cast this good, how bad can it be?"
Top Critic
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
July 18, 2013
There is a trick to playing downtrodden, borderline-pathetic characters without putting off the audience. Kristen Wiig has mastered it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
July 18, 2013
Like Imogene's early promise, "Girl Most Likely" is likely to be forgotten quickly. The sooner the better.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
A.A. Dowd
AV Club
July 18, 2013
Girl Most Likely builds to a climax of such monumental stupidity that it destroys whatever slim pretense of realism the film has heretofore established.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Top Critic
Nick Schager
Village Voice
July 17, 2013
Less funny than her worst SNL sketch, Girl Most Likely strands Kristen Wiig in a dreadful, disingenuous city-vs.-suburbs comedy ...
Top Critic
Sam Adams
Time Out
July 16, 2013
Bening flaps her arms like a baby bird and Dillon takes his There's Something About Mary sleaze down off the shelf, but their game supporting performances can't prop up screenwriter Michelle Morgan's prefab-to-a-fault script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Jordan Hoffman
Film.com
September 11, 2012
Hollow, uninteresting and false.
Full Review | Original Score: D+