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  • 75
    Ella Taylor NPR

    17 Girls has a powerful and loving sense of place. show more

  • 50
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    17 Girls is allegedly inspired by true events, but this diffident, dreamy film is so insubstantial it's hard to believe there's a speck of reality to be found in it. show more

  • 50
    Slant Magazine

    At which point does a superficially "nonjudgmental" approach simply seem coy rather than sincerely evenhanded? show more

  • 25
    New York Post

    The setting for "17 Girls" is a French seaside town with a gorgeous beach. Aside from that, what you have here are the ingredi-ents for a Maury Povich show. show more

  • 60
    Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic

    17 Girls doesn't try to explain its many mysteries. That would have made for a better film, but this one does a nice job showing its effects. show more

  • 60
    David Fear Time Out New York

    Underwater shots of spherical midsections floating past the camera prove that they understand the beauty of bodies in motion, even if their storytelling feels a little stillborn. show more

  • 58
    Gabe Toro The Playlist

    17 Girls is mostly fueled by grrl-power, from it's nineties-era femme-centric alt-rock, to it's marginalization of boys as sperm-deposit devices, unfair but a natural corrective to years of women onscreen as purely sexual objects. show more

  • 90
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    Wavering between light comedy and drama with wonderfully natural performances, 17 Girls doesn't judge anyone's behavior. show more

  • 60

    Impressively, the rookie scribe-helmers' sense of equilibrium is unerring and also surprisingly subtle. show more

  • 50
    Village Voice

    So what does 17 Girls, the debut feature film from sisters Delphine and Muriel Coulin, add to the "pregnancy pact" canon? A lot of style, but not much substance. show more

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