Riot Girls Reviews

October 9, 2019
Riot Girls is both retrograde and progressive, which fits this polarized time. Vuckovic's direction is assured, steady and earthy; the images and sound have a pleasing solidity.
September 23, 2019
Riot Girls confidently and entertainingly sets itself apart from the pack rather nicely thanks to a well rounded script, playful direction, and a whole lotta swagger.
September 19, 2019
At least in Riot Girls, we have Nat and Scratch to keep us afloat. But you do leave the film asking yourself what any of us are doing to fight against those same things.
September 17, 2019
Vuckovic revels in displays of punk, anarchy and androgyny through a fun sci-fi splatter story that exacerbates the already extreme mindsets of teenagers where every small decision is life or death...
September 14, 2019
This dystopian thriller from Canada has style and attitude to spare, but doesn't supplement its retro vibe with compelling characters.
September 13, 2019
A splashy, bloody take on "Lord of the Flies" with a rock 'n' roll spirit.
September 13, 2019
There's a youthful energy reminiscent of We Are the Best!! and Sing Street, and not just because the energetic soundtrack plays a key role.
September 13, 2019
Riot Girls is a super fun, nostalgically bloody ride - I was rooting for Scratch and Nat the entire time, and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. It was such a goddamn joy watching these two women be fearless fucking bad-asses.
September 13, 2019
Powerful females, punk rock energy in violent, cult-y film.
September 12, 2019
Ambitious and cool, but also a tiny bit lacking in one key area.
September 12, 2019
Riot Girls doesn't disappoint in the mayhem department, and as a meta-story about female empowerment in an increasingly threatening "men's world," this wild and woolly take on teen-angsters past would make Furiosa herself cheer.
September 11, 2019
Riot Girls proves just as much about a new generation taking the reins as it does empowered women expunging toxic male entitlement.
September 10, 2019
Jovanka Vuckovic's feature debut, Riot Girls, succeeds in separating itself from the mould, with a hard rock survival tale that feels like something The CW could produce at their full potential.
September 9, 2019
Appealing cinematography and engaging use of split-frame comic-book transitions are the closest the film comes to the excitement of 1990s DIY scene-making; the rest is just derivative genre filler.
August 7, 2019
It's as much about the intricacies of its characters as it is a violent and music-fueled horror ride. Riot Girls is a throwback, yet inventive.
August 1, 2019
A queer teen love story told through the lens of the dystopian gang warfare trope, Riot Girls is often visceral and consistently high-energy.
July 30, 2019
With a slew of allusions to '80s genre cinema, Riot Girls aims to reclaim the post-apocalypse for queer girls with attitude.
July 29, 2019
Riot Girls is a powerful depiction of women kicking ass against the backdrop of male entitlement, classism, and a post-apocalyptic mid-90's setting.
July 29, 2019
Riot Girls is a genre-bending adventure that acts as a thrilling ode to misfits.