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Goldie is a star -- well, not quite yet, but at least in the eyes of her little sisters Sherrie and Supreme she is. The rest of the world is bound to take note soon too. Her big break surely awaits, she's just got to pick up that golden fur coat she's had her eye on first. And land a role as a dancer in a hip-hop video. And keep child welfare services from separating her from Sherrie and Supreme, after their mother is locked up. Holding onto those dreams isn't easy when fate has placed such daunting obstacles in her path. With Goldie, Dutch director Sam de Jong has delivered a real New York film: raw and glamorous, unflinchingly realistic and relentlessly optimistic, with a ton of heart and at least as much attitude.


Critic Reviews for Goldie

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

  • Suspension between can-do spirit and come-down reality pumps blood into the irrepressible heart of this scrappy tale, along with the natural charisma of model Slick Woods, making a disarming feature debut in the title role.

    Feb 13, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Goldie explodes with energy and hope.

    Feb 12, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • A lively, kinetic film that dances between the natural and the fanciful, centered on a dynamo of a cinematic character played by the first-time actress.

    May 17, 2019 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…
  • De Jong forces us to face how few real opportunities are given to girls like Goldie, and to understand why someone would be willing to risk it all even to snatch a mere wisp of a dream.

    May 10, 2019 | Full Review…
  • This film is filled with bursts of color. The high energy visuals counterbalance the tragic malaise of Goldie's life perfectly.

    May 10, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
  • De Jong's portrait of an irrepressible New York teenager is as spirited as the central character and should find a welcome in global festivals and territories with an audience for gritty, big-hearted American independent cinema.

    Feb 11, 2019 | Full Review…

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