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.
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.
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.
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.
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 2, 2014
"Girl" meanders narratively and with random chronology ...
September 11, 2014
At 90 minutes, this material might have sped through. Coming closer to two hours, it drags.
September 11, 2014
Like the music, the filmmaking habitually meanders.
September 5, 2014
Some of the tunes are catchy and the production numbers are choreographed with a charming whimsy, but ultimately the mundane lyrics don't have enough substance beneath the surface.
September 5, 2014
A gentle musical drama that ultimately drifts into too many culs-de-sac.
September 5, 2014
The movie doesn't quite make it to two hours, but my patience was tried pretty much any point at which the movie went a long stretch without a song.
September 4, 2014
Belle and Sebastian fans will be fully sated; everyone else might feel as if they'd consumed a meal consisting entirely of meringue.
September 4, 2014
The movie's heart is true and its effort is laudable, but it doesn't end up tackling these ideas in a truly satisfactory manner.
September 4, 2014
If God Help the Girl were any more precious, Gollum would steal it.
September 3, 2014
It essentially amounts to a series of music videos.
September 2, 2014
Stuart Murdoch clearly knows quite a bit about crafting pop tunes, but the film's consideration of the work of songwriting is totally flippant.
August 22, 2014
"Don't Give Up the Day Job" would have been a better title.
August 22, 2014
A spirit of youthful naivety does permeate the tale, but while it's sure to charm some, others may find it all insufferably twee.
August 21, 2014
It's not funny or clever, or even musically very interesting. It's just bad.
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