Girls Can't Swim Reviews

October 16, 2005
August 27, 2002
The heedless impetuousness of youth is on full, irritating display in [this] meandering and pointless French coming-of-age import from writer-director Anne-Sophie Birot.
August 10, 2002
August 9, 2002
I felt sad for Lise not so much because of what happens as because she was captured by this movie when she obviously belongs in something lighter and sunnier, by Rohmer, for example.
May 10, 2002
Feels less like it's about teenagers, than it was written by teenagers.
April 26, 2002
A sometimes incisive and sensitive portrait that is undercut by its awkward structure and a final veering toward melodrama.
April 25, 2002
Everything about Girls Can't Swim, even its passages of sensitive observation, feels secondhand, familiar -- and not in a good way.
April 1, 2002
Yes they can swim, the title is merely Anne-Sophie Birot's off-handed way of saying girls find adolescence difficult to wade through.
March 30, 2002
Birot is a competent enough filmmaker, but her story has nothing fresh or very exciting about it.
October 20, 2001
Birot's directorial debut (she co-wrote the script with Christophe Honor) isn't so much bad as it is bland.