Girls Rock!
Girls Rock! (2007)

Via their documentary Girls Rock!, co-directors Arne Johnson and Shane King transport viewers to a most unusual summer destination: Rock 'n' Roll Camp, where young women from ages 8 to 18 each spend one week learning to choose a… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 27, 2009
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Girls Rock! is an inspiring and enjoyable documentary of girls' empowerment and self-discovery.

Ty Burr
Boston Globe

How are girls supposed to behave in a culture that tells them they're Disney princesses for the first 12 years and sex toys after that? Girls Rock! has one answer: Strap on a Fender and rage against the machine.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

It's goooood.

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Christopher Null

comes off a bit like an extended advertisement for the place

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Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune

There's too little clarity or thoroughness in the biographies, too few prolonged scenes of the girls creating their songs.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Young women find expression for more than their music in Girls Rock!, a jubilant documentary about a place where power chords and empowerment go hand in hand.

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David Cornelius

The filmmakers end up rushing us through these girls' stories, achieving a vague sense of female angst but ultimately barely skimming the surface.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

There's so much joy and coming-of-age angst turned into nuggets of gold that it seems uncharitable to ask, what might be missing (more onscreen appreciation for rock's goddesses and gods, perhaps.)

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Girls Rock! happily pulls off the trick of being both entertaining and moving; grown-up girls may well watch with an occasional tear as we see the campers subtly transform.

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Loey Lockerby
Kansas City Star

It's a great program and a great subject, but Girl's Rock! directors Shane King and Arne Johnson don't quite know what to do with it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
William Goss
Girls go to rock camp, are subsequently empowered. It's about as adorable as you want it to be and not much else.