Girls State

critic Reviews

, 96% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Girls State continues the conversation started with Boys State, finding further cause for hope and concern as a new generation prepares for public service.
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    Danny LeighFinancial Times
    At first it proves every bit as gripping. Then it gets more so.
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    Robert LevinNewsday
    When thinking about the whole American experiment, nearly 250 years in, it can seem hard to find reasons for optimism. But “Girls State” offers a welcome and necessary helping of it.
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    Tim RobeyDaily Telegraph (UK)
    In this thought-provoking documentary, girls get the chance to play politics – and their debates about abortion are startlingly nuanced
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    David FearRolling Stone
    There’s a formula at work here, a winning and well-proven one, and McBaine and Moss stick to it.
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    Ty BurrTy Burr's Watch List
    If you’re like me, you’ll come away filled with both dread and more than a little hope.
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    Nell MinowRogerEbert.com
    It is genuinely thrilling to see their integrity, passion, and conviction that they can and must do better. They've got my vote.
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    Stephen SilverThe SS Ben Hecht
    Better than the first one, partly because it captures a specific moment in time
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    Victoria LuxfordCity AM
    Like the previous documentary, Girls State embraces the light and dark of politics, but offers a little bit of hope for the future.
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    Al AlexanderMovies Thru the Spectrum
    Personally, after watching the testosterone-charged males in “Boys State” compared to the insightful and accepting females in “Girls State,” I think it’s time we let the ladies take over at all levels of government.
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    Carla RenataThe Curvy Film Critic
    Amamad McBaine and Jesse Moss prove that girls can not only rule Girls State - but run the world if given the chance
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