That Girl in Yellow Boots
That Girl in Yellow Boots (2011)

That Girl in Yellow Boots is a thriller tracing Ruth's search for her father - a man she hardly knew but cannot forget. Desperation drives Ruth to work without a permit at a massage parlour; a job her boyfriend procures for her. Torn… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 2, 2011
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The film's value is in its portrait of Ruth, and her independence as a solo outsider in a vast, uncaring city.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Post

The film's arc is predictable - not least because Kashyap doesn't show us much of the local city to help us escape from her lurid life.

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Diego Semerene
Slant Magazine

Flounders into a predictable series of extravagantly well-lit clichés that tend to plague daughter-seeks-daddy narratives.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

Koechlin, a striking woman with a slim frame, horse mouth, and big turbulent eyes, has screen presence enough to kick along the frequently-stalling psychodrama up to an ending that seems like a tossing up of hands.

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Mike Scott

This sordid soap opera ... goes beyond gritty and into the realm of grimy -- and, at times, downright icky

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John Esther
UR Chicago Magazine

Anurag Kashyap's 'That Girl in Yellow Boots' boosts strong performances of characters playing out a gritty script

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J Hurtado

A brave performance from Kalki Koechlin is certainly the highlight, but not the only reason to seek out this film.

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Xan Brooks

The yarn flounders under a crush of declamatory dialogue, sheds its plumage in an overheated final act and no amount of delirious closeups of Koechlin's lovely face (shot by her director husband, Anurag Kashyap) can restore its sheen.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
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Predictability. Stupidity. Even after accepting that I'm not to expect logic from a fictional tale, the way it's all summed up only left me extremely… More