Some Girl(s) Reviews

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August 22, 2019
Some Girl(s) makes good on the implications of its tagline, "It's not you, it's him."
August 11, 2016
This acerbic wit and fearless desire to distort our worst features into our most prevalent ones are why Neil LaBute is an auteur of note.
May 5, 2015
More canned misanthropy from Neil LaBute. Cut-rate Carnal Knowledge.
August 11, 2014
LaBute's writing is quick and sharp, as usual.
May 19, 2014
Penned by the incomparable Neil LaBute, Some Girl(s) is theatrical and contrived; to some, it might achieve some rather off-putting extremes of hyper-reality.
November 4, 2013
The weight of dull clichs only makes the stilted dialogue harder to stomach.
August 19, 2013
Adam Brody keeps the unnamed protagonist distant, strangely blank, as if part of his problem is his lack of any real personality of his own, prompting him to parasitise the charismatic women he meets and try to substitute scandalous behaviour for depth.
July 25, 2013
Neil LaBute adapts his bracingly astute play into a series of scenes that make us question how men and women ever come together to make a relationship work.
July 22, 2013
The film can't shake its repetitive structure and stagebound roots.
June 30, 2013
What once were searing treatises on men, women, relationships and the various toxicities that exist between selfish, shitty, desperate characters, appear -- much like the film's protagonist -- just a little sad and pathetic.
June 28, 2013
Neil LaBute may be the bravest writer currently working in motion pictures because he writes male characters who are undeniably loathsome.
June 28, 2013
Attains the occasional moment of clarity, but ultimately has neither the dramatic heft nor the anchoring talent to justify an hour and a half in the company of a boring sociopath.
June 27, 2013
There are a lot of truthful notes in "Some Girl(s)," but there are also false ones that let you know that you are being played with. You'd best beware.
June 27, 2013
Some Girl(s) is engaging because of the fierce, uncompromising nature of the dialogue, as well as the first-rate performances.
June 27, 2013
Loaded with dark thoughts and agitation, making an excellent transition to the big screen courtesy of director Daisy von Scherler Mayer, who confidently retains LaBute's acid splash.
June 27, 2013
Mayer does little to open up LaBute's original play, and the staginess often feels oppressive. The performances are mixed, too.
June 27, 2013
The deft and merciless director sides with the girls, and to stack the deck she's hired five tremendous actresses who thrill to tear poor Brody apart
June 27, 2013
The title's parenthetical plural sums up the problem with Some Girl(s): Five slow-cook dialogues that reveal the nice-guy protagonist as a super-tool is four too many.
June 26, 2013
The things that once made Neil LaBute's movies seem like tossed grenades - the loutish protagonists, the sadism toward women - now come off as more dated than scandalous.
June 26, 2013
Like most of Neil LaBute's work in the field of "emotional terrorism," the film protests that bad behavior isn't only good, but also essential to art.
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