The Girl
The Girl (2012)

Director Julian Jarrold (Red Riding: 1974) teams with screenwriter Gwyneth Hughes (Five Days) to explore the relationship between legendary director Alfred Hitchcock (Toby Jones) and actress Tippi Hedren (Sienna Miller) during the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 14, 2012
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ken Tucker
Entertainment Weekly

There's little forward momentum in The Girl. It's just the dramatization of one humiliation after another.

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Verne Gay

Miller's Hedren is cool, distant, humorless, whiny and reproving. She's the perfect block of ice.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Doesn't quite manage to portray Hitchcock as masterfully as past biography films, but it's at least a more internal look at Hitchcock's obsession with the blonde.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

It looks gorgeous, with lush production values and gorgeous cinematography, but there's a strange inertness at the film's core.

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Linda Stasi
New York Post

[Jones] is spectacular.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

[Toby Jones is] the best thing about the project to an almost laughable degree, for it is a nearly complete failure of dramaturgy, filmmaking, and acting.

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Robert Lloyd
Los Angeles Times

You need to know that Hitchcock was a real-life Famous Artist in order for the drama, not to say the creepiness, to fully take effect. Otherwise, this is just the story of a sadistic sad old man and the young woman who escapes his clutches.

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Joanne Ostrow
Denver Post

The Girl may make movie lovers want to screen The Birds and Marnie again, perhaps seeing Hedren's performances in a new light through the eyes of the obsessed director.

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Staci Layne Wilson
Yahoo! Movies

Sexual harassment all dressed up and nowhere to go.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
The Movie Waffler
In this year's London Olympics opening ceremony, there was one glaring omission from the list of influential Brits, Alfred Hitchcock. Many in the British… More
Wu Chouin
I'm a sucker for movies about the making of movies. Also, the idea of Hitchcock's obsession with blondes and Tippi Hedron intrigued me. Worth a watch,… More
David Sayers
I like films about film-making ('The Bad and the Beautiful' is one of my favourites and I've always enjoyed 'RKO 281') and it is fun… More
Jason Reneau
Didn't really care for the story or how it was told. But, Toby Jones is fantastic as Alfred Hitchcock.