The Dead Girl
The Dead Girl (2006)

"The Dead Girl" is a quintet of stories about seemingly unrelated people whose lives converge around the murder of a young woman. "The Stranger" is about the woman who finds the body. "The Sister," a forensics… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 29, 2006
DVD Release Date: May 8, 2007
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This dark thriller boasts a fresh approach, but it can still get bogged down by its heavy subject matter.

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Karen Moncrieff's previous film, the shallow and pretentious Blue Car, in no way prepares you for this superbly acted, emotionally acute picture.

Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

All Screams aside, movies about serial killing are rarely chipper affairs. But few are as glum as The Dead Girl.

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Tara Thorne
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

There's not a laugh to be had, but the humanist Moncrieff is grabbing for your heart, rarely showing violence but letting the potential of it seep in from every corner, making fear itself the uncredited star.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Those who pass on The Dead Girl are missing something. Moncrieff has assembled a remarkable (and mostly female) cast, and there are moments in this film that are as powerful as anything currently in theaters.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Murphy, devouring a bad girl role to go with her image, makes her the most alive person in what is most certainly not your typical Hollywood serial killer movie.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A dreary Chick Flick serial killer film, that puts a human face on the vic as it focuses on all the women affected by the serial killer.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

Moncrieff never gets melodramatic with subject matter that easily could have been; she won't make you feel good, but she will make you feel.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

It must be said that The Dead Girl is a film of considerable integrity. But before that, something else must be said: That's about as unappetizing an opening to a film as can be imagined.

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Heather Huntington

The tone is fittingly dark, the writing impressively poetic, and the performances excellent absolutely across the board.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
This is a great movie. Re watched it again, first time since it came out, so had forgotten a lot of it. It's broken up into segments which loosely tie into… More
Cassandra Maples
Karen Moncrief has written and directed this terrifying, searching, agonizing, and exceptionally fine story of the responses of five different people to the… More
Jens S.
A very unusual take on the serial killer story, splitting the film into several perspectives: the person who finds the body, the victim's (supposed)… More
Nani Vang
I totally forgot to rate this movie, but I did see it some time last year. The acting was great from everyone...definitely a must see!
Derek Daniels
Several different, complex stories intertwine to give you a look at the death and discovery of a young girl's decomposing body in a field. A pretty good… More
Lady D'arbanville
Having not received many reviews or recommendations for this film, I thought it was sure to be a very average film and yet I was pleasantly surprised, it?s… More