Girl Rising (2013)




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10x10 is a social action organization seeking educational equality for underprivileged girls across the globe. Director Richard Robbins tells the moving stories of several of these girls, with help from some of the most recognizable female voices of today.
PG-13 (for thematic material including disturbing images)
Documentary , Special Interest
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Anne Hathaway
as Narrator
Kerry Washington
as Narrator
Selena Gomez
as Narrator
Meryl Streep
as Narrator
Cate Blanchett
as Narrator
Priyanka Chopra
as Narrator
Alicia Keys
as Narrator
Liam Neeson
as Narrator
Freida Pinto
as Narrator
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Critic Reviews for Girl Rising

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

The price of good intentions is that it looks and feels like an extended public-service announcement for goodness.

Full Review… | April 18, 2013
Boston Globe
Top Critic

No one would confuse the movie with a short-story collection. But it's more ambitious and effective at blunting cynicism than most consciousness-raising efforts.

Full Review… | March 7, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

Illuminating and ultimately hopeful, despite the horrible circumstances depicted, "Girl Rising" stands as a testament to the power of information.

Full Review… | March 7, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Director Richard Robbins delights in dotting his screen with bursts of color, from a shimmering orange dress to the deep purple of a pen cap, while the stories, shaped by anecdotal brevity, are often charmingly modest.

Full Review… | March 6, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

'Advocacy Cinema' has found a new, strong standard-bearer in Girl Rising; one hopes it drives the forceful change needed in our global community as powerfully as it represents a creative shift in the genre.

Full Review… | July 13, 2014

While some of the films are more successful than others, they all show the power of engagement and education, of looking at the world and its problems, as one story put it, in a way "that makes the achievable seem doable."

Full Review… | March 10, 2013
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Audience Reviews for Girl Rising


I don't really know if I should review this film because I only got to see about 2/3 of it and there were no subtitles and so much of it was lost to me. Despite this, though, there were certainly some powerful pieces to it.

Xander Kennedy
Xander Kennedy

If you want to watch a great documentary, check out Girl Rising in Netflix!! It's a beautiful and powerful film about deeply moving stories about hopes and dreams in the developing world. A much needed perspective of why young girls need an education!! It's heartbreaking and so scary what is happening to young girls in poor countries!

Lucero Cervantes
Lucero Cervantes

What an extraordinary collection of stories! For all the girls and women in your life, take the time to watch this documentary. Knowledge is power!

Seana O'Grady
Seana O'Grady

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