God Help the Girl Reviews

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September 5, 2019
Feels like one incredibly long music video about an endlessly recycled angst of struggling to follow one's dreams.
August 7, 2019
The kind of film that requires its audience to be on a very specific cultural wavelength to fully embrace, but its openness and heart should be enough to win over even the most jaded among us.
April 4, 2019
Murdock and company haven't built a strong enough foundation for all the froth, leaving you with a film that tries to be provocative and meaningful but winds up settling for adorable.
April 3, 2019
Some of the songs aren't as strong as others, but the film somehow carries them off with an air of self-aware, carefree charisma.
March 22, 2019
It's a bit too restrained on all fronts, but the film's young leads are wonderful, the songs are catchy and clever (Belle & Sebastian fans will be thrilled), the cinematography is shimmery and sharp, and it's an all-around pleasurable experience.
March 2, 2019
Look past those bright pop montages, watch Browning emote 1,000 things with just her eyes, and really listen to the lyrics to get the full picture.
August 31, 2018
I don't believe for a minute that this is a woman who hasn't already come of age, found her voice, and talked a sensitive singer-songwriter into hiring her to star in his movie.
August 28, 2018
It's also a much-needed story about a young woman taking her own messy life into her own imperfect hands and making art out of it, warts and all.
August 8, 2018
God Help the Girl is a smart, powerful little flick. Sometimes I hated it. But I won't forget it.
June 21, 2016
God Save The Girl is an overly sentimental and drawn out experience whose stylistic pastiche of musicals is less clever than it thinks it is.
September 2, 2015
Come for the movie, struggle through the story, and embrace the tunes.
December 27, 2014
Two hours whose every restless minute is felt, no matter how fetchingly and frequently the stunning Emily Browning croons directly to the camera.
October 16, 2014
It's trying to go for the rainbow, the big magic, a thunderbolt of release, but never quite hits the mark.
October 10, 2014
God Help the Girl is about aspirations and goals, musical or otherwise. Murdoch is working some things out here, gracefully on the whole.
October 2, 2014
"Girl" meanders narratively and with random chronology ...
September 18, 2014
The movie is like a milk shake so sweet that you want to keep drinking, even as you begin to gag.
September 18, 2014
It's adorable. It's also very thin.
September 17, 2014
I can't help but have a pooling soft spot shy of a puddle of swoon for "God Help The Girl," the expectedly twee but crazy-charming lovable coming-of-age musical written and directed by Stuart Murdoch, also known as the lead singer of Belle & Sebastian.
September 12, 2014
Too cute at times, but ultimately kind of charming.
September 12, 2014
Browning, staring down the camera and singing up a storm, brings buckets of soulfulness to a script that might not be terribly deep.
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