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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
May 31, 2001
Unfortunately, what you'll remember most are a pretty face and the hot and steamy sex scenes. That is not enough.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
May 25, 2001
The grandiose tendencies do not seriously diminish the film's significant equation of love and freedom.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
April 20, 2001
Doesn't quite come up with a satisfying ending for the rather slight story.
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
April 20, 2001
Has the dreary one-track banality of a feature-length version of an episode of Red Shoe Diaries.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
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Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
April 19, 2001
Woefully pretentious, solemn, and vacuous.
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
April 18, 2001
Christopher Walken could walk in from the Saturday Night Live 'Continental' skit and feel right at home.