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Violet & Daisy Reviews

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Jason Best
Movie Talk
September 6, 2014
This self-consciously quirky comedy-thriller... swings unevenly between passages of soul searching and bouts of cartoony violence in the Tarantino mould.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
February 18, 2014
Though it can't keep up that kind of energy throughout, especially as it's set mostly in one room, it's charming enough -- and short enough -- that there are no hard feelings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
December 5, 2013
Alexis Bledel and Saoirse Ronan are way too good for material as obnoxious as this.
Jay Stone
November 26, 2013
A lot of acting talent is squandered in Violet & Daisy, a sort of postmodern coming-of-age story about two teenage girls who kill people for a living, then play patty-cake as they plan their next hit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric Goldman
IGN Movies
June 18, 2013
Subverting audience expectations of an over the top "teenage girl killer" movie with a character study could have been great, but the character study in question feels paper thin.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
June 16, 2013
Neither as writer nor as director is Fletcher able to sustain his conceit.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Todd Jorgenson
June 13, 2013
While the concept has potential, it becomes an exercise in shallow gimmickry that never captures the right tone to generate either laughs or suspense.
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Matt Zoller Seitz
Chicago Sun-Times
June 11, 2013
A thriller that might as well have been released in 1996, when everybody and their brother and their sister and their cousin twice-removed was trying to be Quentin Tarantino ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
June 9, 2013
A fluffy excuse for random violence is saved by ethereal performances by Saoirse Ronan and James Gandolfini.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Robert Levin
June 9, 2013
A movie can stick with genre basics if it has fun doing so, but Violet & Daisy lacks the freewheeling spirit of great B movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
June 8, 2013
Subversive, bold and fresh. A guilty pleasure in spite of its uneven tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.0
Cammila Collar
TV Guide
June 7, 2013
Violet & Daisy is a cool movie. It's strange and ambitious and affecting and extremely well-acted throughout a thoroughly esoteric script.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Tallerico
June 7, 2013
You can almost see the moment when the super-talented Saoirse Ronan checks out in terms of character and I think James Gandolfini gave up before the end of rehearsal. I just felt bad for Alexis Bledel.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5.0
Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity
June 7, 2013
Clever for a little while, but turns irritating halfway through.
Christopher Campbell
Film School Rejects
June 7, 2013
Hardly a follow-up that will have [Fletcher] garnering more awards. Not because it's bad; it's just really cartoony, as in artificial, two-dimensional and rather childish.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Mary Houlihan
Chicago Sun-Times
June 7, 2013
Of course, the violence is cringe-worthy and, at times, over the top. But view this as a modern comic book/fairy tale, and it's easier to accept this saga of girls with guns and the life lessons they eventually confront.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
June 7, 2013
The film's subtle visual allure is all but stamped out by the impression that the director tries too hard to be an idiosyncratic auteur in the vein of Quentin Tarantino.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
June 7, 2013
Violet and Daisy are just violent and crazy - which is, ultimately, the real problem. And why we should care about them remains the one mystery no one here can quite unravel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
June 7, 2013
A rather dull affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Dustin Putman
June 6, 2013
It wants to be "Clueless" meets Gregg Araki, but it has far less on its mind than the former teen classic and not nearly enough provocative material to match the latter indie director's sensibilities.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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