Fast Girls
Fast Girls (2012)

The film, starring a trio of Britain's hottest young talent - LENORA CRICHLOW (Being Human), LILY JAMES (Clash of the Titans 2) and BRADLEY JAMES (Merlin) - tracks the rollercoaster journey of a British female sprint relay team and is… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: February 26, 2013
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cath Clarke
Time Out

Some of the girl power stuff is a bit wincing and it's never totally convincing, but with charm and buckets of energy, you'll forgive it.

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Emma Simmonds
The List

Devoid of anything daring, Fast Girls makes some of the right motions but never rises above its cash-in status.

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Lisa Giles-Keddie
Real.com

An energising offering depicting 2012's challenges and achievements while demonstrating that TV's Crichlow is a strong feature film lead worth in vesting in.

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Sarah Boslaugh
PopMatters

...watching Fast Girls is a thoroughly enjoyable experience, and a particularly welcome contribution to the genre because it focuses on female athletes competing in a non-glamour sport.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

The social backgrounds are crudely etched, the races (edited to a synthesised rock score) unexciting, the results predictable.

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Shaun Munro
What Culture

Little more than a dull if mercifully brief promotional feature for the Olympics.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[W]holly unsurprising... yet this flick is wholly winning thanks to its abundance of good cheer, generosity of spirit, and refusal to go too easy on its protagonist.

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Tara Brady
Irish Times

The Makers of Fast Girls are likely hoping that international viewers will see past the movie's promiscuous use of Union Jack waving to focus, instead, on a tale of plucky sporting underdogs.

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Liverpool Echo

The script moves from one cliche to the next - forbidden romance, enmity mellowing into sisterly solidarity - culminating in a championship showdown that leaves a patriotic lump in the throat.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Dean !
A enjoyable feel good film to get you in the mood for the London Olympics. It has a good array of British acting talent on show. A bit cheesy but fun… More
Daniel Parsons
Predictable but winningly made against-the-odds, underdog, rags-to-riches story with plenty of genuinely air-punchingly exciting sequences and a moving thread… More
David Sayers
The film is totally predictable and was obviously made to cash in on Olympic fever last year but I still enjoyed the story of a working-class runner making good… More