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Violet & Daisy Reviews

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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
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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
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
June 6, 2013
We don't feel the weight and menace of death, nor the volatile emotions of youth, and have nothing to respond to beyond the spectacle of girls with guns.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
June 6, 2013
Ronan is good at shifting between killer and kid. But it's impossible not to wish she would once again have a role that matches her talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
June 6, 2013
A frequently off-putting film about two teenage assassins.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Claude Peck
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 6, 2013
The script might have pushed harder, and included more incident and less of the rote psychologizing that bogs things down in the final reel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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William Goss
Film.com
June 6, 2013
A candy-colored offering of bloodshed and banter so self-conscious that it alienates the viewer early and often.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
June 6, 2013
Violet and Daisy's cutesy chatter, and violence set to great old songs, are the movie's reasons for being. Which ultimately isn't enough ammo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
June 6, 2013
Fletcher must have thought the dark comedy would indemnify him against the cascading illogic of the plot.
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June 6, 2013
Talky and artificial, it moves like a sort of lobotomized Hal Hartley movie ...
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
June 4, 2013
Artsy-fartsy gibberish executed with a staggering incoherence that smacks of desperation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Matt Singer
Time Out
June 4, 2013
Fletcher ... drowns his directorial debut in the sort of quirky yak-yak-yak conversations seemingly required of modern movies about hit men.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
June 4, 2013
The key relationships are well drawn, if not especially revealing of anything human, and director Fletcher sometimes dares some welcome absurdity.
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Peter Debruge
Variety
September 16, 2011
Geoffrey Fletcher's directorial debut manages to be precious in a whole different way, sadly far-removed from the approach he took adapting the novel Push by Sapphire.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
September 16, 2011
An ambitious but not wholly successful directorial debut by the writer behind the Precious film.