Violet & Daisy
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Violet (Alexis Bledel) and Daisy (Saoirse Ronan) are a pair of gum-chomping, gun-toting teenage assassins who casually snuff out crime figures in New York City, bothered only by the fact that a concert by their favorite pop idol Barbie Sunday has suddenly been canceled. Determined to raise cash for some Barbie Sunday dresses, the duo takes on a new hit, only to discover a kind of reckoning in the form of sad-sack shut-in (James Gandolfini) who is dying alone in his apartment of terminal cancer. He persuades the duo to kill him out of mercy, prompting an odyssey of self-examination that… More
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"A thriller that might as well have been released in 1996, when everybody and their brother and their sister and their cousin twice-removed was trying to be Quentin Tarantino ..."
‑ Matt Zoller Seitz, Chicago Sun-Times
"Violet and Daisy are just violent and crazy - which is, ultimately, the real problem. And why we should care about them remains the one mystery no one here can quite unravel."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"This self-consciously quirky comedy-thriller... swings unevenly between passages of soul searching and bouts of cartoony violence in the Tarantino mould."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"A lot of acting talent is squandered in Violet & Daisy, a sort of postmodern coming-of-age story about two teenage girls who kill people for a living, then play patty-cake as they plan their next hit."
‑ Jay Stone, Canada.com
"While the concept has potential, it becomes an exercise in shallow gimmickry that never captures the right tone to generate either laughs or suspense."
‑ Todd Jorgenson, Cinemalogue.com
"Of course, the violence is cringe-worthy and, at times, over the top. But view this as a modern comic book/fairy tale, and it's easier to accept this saga of girls with guns and the life lessons they eventually confront."
‑ Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun-Times
"A rather dull affair."
‑ Sara Stewart, New York Post
"Though it can't keep up that kind of energy throughout, especially as it's set mostly in one room, it's charming enough -- and short enough -- that there are no hard feelings."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
"Subverting audience expectations of an over the top "teenage girl killer" movie with a character study could have been great, but the character study in question feels paper thin."
‑ Eric Goldman, IGN Movies
"A fluffy excuse for random violence is saved by ethereal performances by Saoirse Ronan and James Gandolfini."
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"The film's subtle visual allure is all but stamped out by the impression that the director tries too hard to be an idiosyncratic auteur in the vein of Quentin Tarantino."
‑ Stephanie Merry, Washington Post
"We don't feel the weight and menace of death, nor the volatile emotions of youth, and have nothing to respond to beyond the spectacle of girls with guns."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"Alexis Bledel and Saoirse Ronan are way too good for material as obnoxious as this."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Neither as writer nor as director is Fletcher able to sustain his conceit."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"A movie can stick with genre basics if it has fun doing so, but Violet & Daisy lacks the freewheeling spirit of great B movies."
‑ Robert Levin, amNewYork
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