Girls Rock!
Girls Rock! (2007)

Via their documentary Girls Rock!, co-directors Arne Johnson and Shane King transport viewers to a most unusual summer destination: Rock 'n' Roll Camp, where young women from ages 8 to 18 each spend one week learning to choose a… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 21, 2007
DVD Release Date: January 27, 2009
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Girls Rock! is an inspiring and enjoyable documentary of girls' empowerment and self-discovery.

Ty Burr
Boston Globe

How are girls supposed to behave in a culture that tells them they're Disney princesses for the first 12 years and sex toys after that? Girls Rock! has one answer: Strap on a Fender and rage against the machine.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

It's goooood.

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Christopher Null

comes off a bit like an extended advertisement for the place

Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune

There's too little clarity or thoroughness in the biographies, too few prolonged scenes of the girls creating their songs.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Young women find expression for more than their music in Girls Rock!, a jubilant documentary about a place where power chords and empowerment go hand in hand.

David Cornelius

The filmmakers end up rushing us through these girls' stories, achieving a vague sense of female angst but ultimately barely skimming the surface.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

There's so much joy and coming-of-age angst turned into nuggets of gold that it seems uncharitable to ask, what might be missing (more onscreen appreciation for rock's goddesses and gods, perhaps.)

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Girls Rock! happily pulls off the trick of being both entertaining and moving; grown-up girls may well watch with an occasional tear as we see the campers subtly transform.

Loey Lockerby
Kansas City Star

It's a great program and a great subject, but Girl's Rock! directors Shane King and Arne Johnson don't quite know what to do with it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
William Goss
Girls go to rock camp, are subsequently empowered. It's about as adorable as you want it to be and not much else.