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The Girl Reviews

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Scott Tobias
AV Club
March 7, 2013
It's unfortunate that Riker's strong central character and evocative location work get undermined, at every turn, by a plot that not only springs zero surprises, but reduces the terror and loss of Cornish's charges to mere life lessons for her.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
March 6, 2013
The Girl enlightens with an unusual insight into the courage, durability and struggle of the Mexican people while taking the viewer on a guided tour of a piece of the country tourists never see.
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David Fear
Time Out
March 5, 2013
In all aspects, The Girl can't help it-this is headline-torn cinema du tearjerking at its most generic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Chris Packham
Village Voice
December 18, 2012
Hernandez is soulful and affecting ... and Cornish embodies Ashley's self-centered character with nuance and subtlety.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
December 14, 2012
"The Girl" wants to be eat-your-vegetables cinema, but vegetables are good for you. This misery fest is more like an eat-your-bark movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
December 13, 2012
There are moving moments as Cornish channels the slow self-enlightenment necessary for Ashley's character arc. And the actress is particularly good in the scenes with the promising young Hernandez.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
December 13, 2012
What at first came across as a tale of dawning conscience increasingly starts to feel rigged.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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December 13, 2012
A patient chamber piece about the emotional bruises left by poverty and neglect.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
December 13, 2012
Writer-director David Riker's film is tough going, but worth it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5