The Girl
The Girl (2013)

Struggling with the loss of her child to Social Services, a single mother is trapped in the quicksand of her south Texas life. When her path collides with a young girl from Mexico, she begins a journey that will change her life -… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Horror
Release Date: March 8, 2013
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Critic Score
53%
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43%



Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Scott Tobias
AV Club

It's unfortunate that Riker's strong central character and evocative location work get undermined, at every turn, by a plot that not only springs zero surprises, but reduces the terror and loss of Cornish's charges to mere life lessons for her.

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Chris Packham
Village Voice

Hernandez is soulful and affecting ... and Cornish embodies Ashley's self-centered character with nuance and subtlety.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

A sentimental shift in the last reel of the film seems artificially designed to wrap up the story and demonstrate that a life lesson has been learned. It's when it's at its most contemplative that The Girl is at its best.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

The Girl enlightens with an unusual insight into the courage, durability and struggle of the Mexican people while taking the viewer on a guided tour of a piece of the country tourists never see.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

"The Girl" wants to be eat-your-vegetables cinema, but vegetables are good for you. This misery fest is more like an eat-your-bark movie.

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Charles Ealy
Austin American-Statesman

[Cornish] plays Ashley with a mix of guilt and determination. And the precocious Hernandez brings an equally stubborn quality to Rosa.

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David Fear
Time Out New York

In all aspects, The Girl can't help it-this is headline-torn cinema du tearjerking at its most generic.

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

There are moving moments as Cornish channels the slow self-enlightenment necessary for Ashley's character arc. And the actress is particularly good in the scenes with the promising young Hernandez.

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Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com

There's a heartfelt tenderness for this troubled character on Riker & Cornish's part but it comes at the expense of realism or any serious answers to the questions raised by the film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
I really liked this movie. If you are looking for an action-packed thriller, look somewhere else, though. This is a slower paced film about a flawed woman… More