La Siciliana Ribelle (The Sicilian Girl)
La Siciliana Ribelle (The Sicilian Girl) (2010)

A young girl gets pushed beyond her limits and exercises legal justice swiftly and brutally in this earnest biopic of a real-life Mafia betrayer. The year is 1991. Rita Atria (Veronica D'Agostino), a young Sicilian girl from the village… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 4, 2010
DVD Release Date: November 30, 2010
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Sicilian Girl seems so beholden to the historical outline that it never comes alive as either a character study or a crime thriller.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Amenta does neither the subject nor Atria justice with this acceptable, uninspired dramatization.

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Sean Axmaker

... manages to combine mob opera with true crime to tell the story of Sicilian mob culture from the inside.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

D'Agostino beautifully captures Rita's innocence, anger, confusion and her increasingly tough resolve.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

Amenta was deeply moved by Rita's story, but his prosaic direction can't do it justice.

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Katina Vangopoulos

While The Sicilian Girl has a more biographical lean over a showcase of mafia bloodshed, there's still plenty of drama to go around.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Watching this is like going to the dentist for a root canal, but he makes a mistake and injects the novocaine into your brain.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Not to stoke any rivalries, but the movie's no Gomorrah, the recent, excellent Italian crime drama ripped from the headlines made by the Neopolitan mob.

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Sarah Boslaugh

...the real story of Rita Atria is more interesting than Amenta's film, which feels like a made-for-television movie intended for an audience already familiar with the story

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
Based on a true story, the overdose of (nonsensical) fictionalization mars the movie. After watching the movie, I read about Rita Atria on Wikipedia. There was… More
Mark Abell
A tense account, based on a true story, of a young woman who stands up to the evil men who rule her village in Sicily, in order to bring them to justice for… More
Cynthia S.
The true story of a young woman who demonstrates incredible courage of conviction, and determination, by going up against the Sicilian mafia when no one else… More
Fascade Fiveoneeight
A rather bold but brutal portrayal of what it takes to go up against the Italian Mafia. A young girl decides as a woman to be a major witness for the… More
Walter M.
As a young girl, Rita(Miriana Faja) thinks the world of her father, Don Michele(Marcello Mazzarella), as protector of their Sicilian village, aided by her uncle… More