Girls Town
Girls Town (1995)

This gripping and realistic feminist drama tells the story of three adolescent girls struggling to assert themselves in a world still dominated by men. After Nikki commits suicide as the result of a brutal rape, her three friends seek… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: February 4, 1997
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy
Variety

As a male writer-director, McKay proves to be extremely sensitive to the feeling and words of working-class women (Lili Taylor among them), determined to establish their self-worth as well as to fight against the social ills of the oppressive system

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The performances and the film's plausible handling of an unusual movie subject make Girls Town special.

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Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Girls Town Subverts the Patriarchy.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Taylor, Harris and Grace come up with some watchable, genuine moments. But they're often too involved in themselves; the movie indulges them too much.

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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

Features good work from its performers.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A fresh, funny, and abrasive film about three high school seniors.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

A welcome little gust of teen-age realism.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

I would like to see another movie in three or four years, about what has happened to these angry, gifted friends.

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Lael Loewenstein
Boxoffice Magazine

Holds appeal, partly because it could so easily have been an uplifting message movie but it refuses to be so simplistic.

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Leo L
A very powerful movie!