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Girl Reviews

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February 3, 2020
At first Girl is a positive outlook but soon shows its tragic undertones. Lukas Dhont gives an intimate story with what feels like a positive and realistic experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2019
Dhont has confidently elevated the typical coming-of-age story and thanks to Polster's wonderful performance, it is poignant as it is thoughtful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 5, 2019
In his first feature, Belgian writer/director Lukas Dhont has tightly packed a cinematic masterpiece into a topical powder keg.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 12, 2019
The talent of the director consists in exploring, with discretion and without a hint of moralism, the complexity of this psychological trance. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 9, 2019
What I found most interesting here was the father/daughter relationship, while the rest remains standardized and somewhat guessable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 3, 2019
This film makes a gentle point of the fact that transitioning isn't trouble-free even if most of the people around you are broadly sympathetic to the undertaking.
March 25, 2019
Well worth seeing. [Full review in Spanish]
March 21, 2019
Drama about transgender dancer has nudity, bullying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 21, 2019
Unfortunately, despite strenuous pretenses of compassion, Girl's escalating obsessions reprise long histories of cruel, transphobic storytelling.
March 19, 2019
A curiously unjust, myopic, even dangerous movie.
March 18, 2019
The movie's fundamental sympathy for Lara is clear. It's channelled through a subtle performance from Victor Polster...and it shapes several tender and credible scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 18, 2019
Polster is quite astounding for every second he is on screen here.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 18, 2019
Monsecour's context makes Dohnt's direction, and Polster's performance, all the more remarkable for its subtlety and compassion. Just be ready to sit through a few rough scenes.
March 17, 2019
A performance infused with great stillness and energy from actor/dancer Victor Polster drives Belgian director/co-writer Lukas Dhont's affecting if uneven coming-of-age tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 15, 2019
Having seen the film, this cis critic certainly wouldn't claim to understand the reality of life as a trans person. It makes me want to, though.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 15, 2019
Girl is beautifully made: it's also an education.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 15, 2019
Even disregarding the controversy, Girl does not work, mainly because Dhont's focus is all wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 15, 2019
There are uncomfortable aspects to Girl, a film that ardently wants to engender sympathy and understanding from its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 15, 2019
An immersive, empathetic film that speaks the language of tolerance without getting preachy.
March 15, 2019
I found the film both informative and profound.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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