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The Girl Reviews

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Derek Elley
Variety
June 3, 2008
Pretentious dialogue is matched by equally uninvolving performances in this debut feature by Sande Zeig.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 29, 2003
The only thing hot about this pic were the tender sex scenes...
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
January 21, 2003
The Girl resembles the unedited work of an unpromising student filmmaker whose pretension exponentially outweighs her ability.
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
This is noir-by-the-numbers. See it if you're interested in a nicely-shot film that doesn't quite satisfy.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
March 10, 2002
A curiosity, little more.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
October 12, 2001
Forces you to endure endless streams of badly written paragraphs of pseudo-poetic existentialism to get to the sex parts.
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Loren King
Boston Globe
September 28, 2001
Its ambition and beauty ultimately triumph over pretense.
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
September 20, 2001
Celebrates the emotional and physical liberation that comes with lovemaking, while also recognizing that such exhilaration sometimes carries a price.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
September 14, 2001
The Girl was released after two years in the can. Maybe it should have stayed there.
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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
September 14, 2001
Numbingly dull and repetitive.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
August 31, 2001
This may be a slow film, but there are worse settings for aimlessness.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 23, 2001
One senses more intensity in the female-male power dynamic than in the female-on-female couplings, which are stylishly shot but emotionally detached.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
August 17, 2001
The kind of chic, academically minded art movie in which pose replaces performance, archetype pinch-hits for character, and that nothing much of interest happens is presumably deliberate.
Claire Bickley
Jam! Movies
August 17, 2001
Offers a certain heady atmosphere and rhythm as it takes its inevitable path.
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Kevin Courrier
Globe and Mail
August 17, 2001
Instead of providing alluring personalities, Zeig and Wittig create vague archetypes to make their glib ideological points.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Kim Morgan
Oregonian
August 10, 2001
Directed by Sande Zeig, The Girl is trying to be stylish and cool, but she gets more laughs and eye-rolls than anything else.
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
July 13, 2001
The film has almost no erotic or poetic temperature.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
July 2, 2001
Finally too languid and silly for its own good, with dialogue that could make you wince.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
June 25, 2001
Dreary, leaden lesbian film-noir.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
June 25, 2001
A weightless thing, practically erasing itself with all its abstractions and theory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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