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Very Good Girls Reviews

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February 28, 2016
We should forget the contrivances because we're wrapped up in how the girls act during the aftermath, but we aren't given that privilege.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 20, 2014
More disheartening than the unremarkable visual style is that the female leads aren't given ample space to develop as dynamic characters beyond the most urgent confines of the script's scenarios.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 24, 2014
A superlative-laden title suggests something that's on-the-nose sentimental, satire, or subversive irony. Very Good Girls is none of those things, and isn't much of anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
July 24, 2014
Limp and insincere from bottom to top, Very Good Girls is especially frustrating in that its innate lousiness is more than even Fanning and Olsen can overcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
January 23, 2013
A romantic drama that features sympathetic performances from Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen that can't overcome the story's general blandness.
August 10, 2014
The film treats a complicated experience with painstaking simplicity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 22, 2014
Youthful cliches trump insight in Very Good Girls.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 24, 2014
Girls reveals plenty of potential, but nothing gels as Foner imagines, making the feature appealing and honest, but only periodically.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 23, 2014
A drama that feels like an old person's idea of what young people are like.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 1, 2014
Bland, brooding coming-of-age drama wastes talented cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 24, 2014
The sort of narrow drama that acts as if there's only one guy who lives in New York and treats all creative pursuits as sacred and instantly moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 16, 2014
Appreciably different and well acted throughout, and sincerely engaging in patches... [but] ultimately succumbs to sigh-inducing artificiality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.7/10
June 24, 2014
Nothing rises above the level of an after school special, though, making this a disappointment in about every conceivable way.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 25, 2014
An almost complete waste of a talented cast, and all to, apparently, convince teenaged girls that sex isn't worth the hassle. Say what?
July 24, 2014
One insurmountable problem is that the stars, especially Ms. Olsen, 25, are too old for their roles. Another is that the movie has more characters than it can begin to accommodate in 91 minutes.
July 25, 2014
Will any film this year feature a moment more pretentious than David asking Lily to read a few lines of Sylvia Plath's poetry before their first kiss? That guy deserves a smack to the kisser all right.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 22, 2014
Why [Naomi Foner] would devote her energy to creating two young women defined almost entirely by their competition for a generic hunk is a mystery-though she's at least made sure that the guy is even more boring than the girls.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
July 23, 2014
Holbrook acts as a discount Ryan Gosling -- all the mumbling and silence at just 20 percent of the charisma.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 23, 2013
With a screenplay lacking the freshness and credibility of Foner's best work, this all-around misfire saddles a miscast group of name thesps with some strikingly awful costume design.
July 25, 2014
It rings false in its portrayal of sisterhood and coming-of-age angst.
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