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Director Julian Jarrold (Red Riding: 1974) teams with screenwriter Gwyneth Hughes (Five Days) to explore the relationship between legendary director Alfred Hitchcock (Toby Jones) and actress Tippi Hedren (Sienna Miller) during the production of The Birds and Marnie. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There's little forward momentum in The Girl. It's just the dramatization of one humiliation after another."
‑ Ken Tucker, Entertainment Weekly
"Miller's Hedren is cool, distant, humorless, whiny and reproving. She's the perfect block of ice."
‑ Verne Gay, Newsday
"Doesn't quite manage to portray Hitchcock as masterfully as past biography films, but it's at least a more internal look at Hitchcock's obsession with the blonde."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Certainly explores an enticing tale of obsession and revenge, but it seldom trusts the inherent horror of it all, preferring to spell out jealousies and malicious behavior to a point where fact unfortunately resembles fiction."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"It's more exhausting than entertaining, unfortunately."
‑ Scott D. Pierce, Salt Lake Tribune
"It looks gorgeous, with lush production values and gorgeous cinematography, but there's a strange inertness at the film's core."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"[Jones] is spectacular."
‑ Linda Stasi, New York Post
"[Toby Jones is] the best thing about the project to an almost laughable degree, for it is a nearly complete failure of dramaturgy, filmmaking, and acting."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"It's well-written and well-directed in terms of historical accuracy and the performances certainly aren't bad but the film never finds a strong creative justification to exist."
‑ Brian Tallerico,
"It's not clear why this story warranted a movie. It's a small character study about a large man who comes off as a terrorizing buffoon."
‑ Rob Owen, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"You need to know that Hitchcock was a real-life Famous Artist in order for the drama, not to say the creepiness, to fully take effect. Otherwise, this is just the story of a sadistic sad old man and the young woman who escapes his clutches."
‑ Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times
"The Girl may make movie lovers want to screen The Birds and Marnie again, perhaps seeing Hedren's performances in a new light through the eyes of the obsessed director."
‑ Joanne Ostrow, Denver Post
"Sexual harassment all dressed up and nowhere to go."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, Yahoo! Movies
"Because of stars Jones and Sienna Miller, there are reasons to watch The Girl, but the one-dimensional approach defeats any chance that any serious film fan will revise their opinions on much of anything."
‑ Dan Fienberg, HitFix
"This is Hedren's film, told through her eyes, and in spite of all the glamorous costumes and set pieces, it succeeds at being a thoroughly harrowing exposť of Hollywood patriarchy run amok."
‑ Daniel Goldberg, Slant Magazine
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