Girl 6
Girl 6 (1996)

An African-American actress, out of luck and needing cash, takes a job as a phone sex operator in this explicit, colorful comedy-drama from Spike Lee. Renamed Girl 6 by the company, the actress becomes increasingly involved with her work on… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 22, 1996
DVD Release Date: March 7, 2006
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Critic Score
33%
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User Score
37%


Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Todd McCarthy
Variety

[Randle] holds the film together as best she can with her luminous presence and dignity, but can't supply the lacking subtext, past history and motivation.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Lee has done the impossible: He's sucked the fun out of call-in sex and replaced it with sanctimonious prattle.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

About as fulfilling as phone-sex.

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Time Out

There's something refreshing about the film's reckless proximity to anarchy, the stylishly imaginative cinematography and lusciously exorbitant Prince soundtrack, even if it does ring hollow when Lee tries to get serious on us.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

While Lee is a skillful director, he's also more coldly analytical than emotional, and it is not his style to get us to feel for this woman as much as we should.

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TV Guide

While it's often quite funny, Spike Lee's newest is really a surprisingly vivid dramatic study of an aspiring actress in moonlighting hell.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Lee's never been too hip to women's perspectives, and in Girl 6, he proves that marriage, maturity and 10 years of filmmaking haven't substantially corrected his blind spot.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Lee draws his lines between fantasy and reality without much confidence and with only a sketchy logic.

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Film4

Lee is back to his independent roots, doesn't have an axe to grind and just enjoys playing with the camera and letting the actors, especially Randle, do the right thing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Miriam Kline
I usually like Spke Lee films... He is a highly talented director, but this film was BORING!
Sarah Prisbylla
A unique movie with a great cast.