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Based on 13 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 5 )
  • 50
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Watching this movie is like eating a hot fudge sundae and lasagna in alternating bites. show more

  • 70
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    A sweet 'n' sassy period comedy with a "Juno" sensibility and the soul of a "Little Miss Sunshine," the hard-to-resist Dirty Girl announces the official arrival of Juno Temple. show more

  • 65
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    Dirty Girl is harmless enough, and the early scenes, in which Danielle surveys poor Clarke with snobbish contempt, have a pleasing nastiness. show more

  • 50
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Dirty Girl isn't. Sorry, but it's just faux grime, a thin layer of bad behaviour that wipes clean with a two-ply tissue to reveal the real movie beneath – all shiny sentimentality. show more

  • 50
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    Dirty Girl is a bad movie with no insights that is broadly drawn and genuinely plagued by filthy dialogue. You don't laugh. You just wince, and wonder how the whole thing ever got financed. show more

  • 38
    Slant Magazine

    There's a girl, and she's prone to dirty acts, but that's just one patch of this arbitrarily stitched quilt of white-trash, Bible-Belt transgression, which flattens under the weight of a truckload of half-realized ambitions. show more

  • 25
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Sorry, but if your sensibility is pure trashy camp, don't expect anyone not to laugh when you try to be earnest. show more

  • 40
    Time Out New York

    A standout in smaller parts in films like "Kaboom" and "Atonement," this frizzy blond actor has the air of a star-in-training in search of the right opportunity. This isn't it, unfortunately, but Temple does turn what's essentially a magical-hussy role into something more grounded and human. show more

  • 60

    For those not hip to its smug "out is in" mentality, Dirty Girl's redeeming feature is its cast. Temple is vixen enough to carry the part, but manages to project a real wit burning beneath the layers of makeup and dumb-blonde shtick her character affects around others. show more

  • 40
    Melissa Anderson Village Voice

    For a film that's supposed to be rooted in such a specific time and place, Sylvia isn't really concerned with details: Costumes, hair, and décor appear to be the work of "That '70s Show" interns; William H. Macy, as Danielle's Mormon soon-to-be stepdad, continuously muffs a Sooner State drawl. show more

  • January 18, 2012 gt00000000110806
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    nothing special - could watch if there is really nothing to do...

  • October 12, 2011 tm00000000103717
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    Reading the reviews above -I have to wonder if they were they watching the same movie as everyone else? Maybe they have no humor? EVERYONE was Laughing!

  • October 08, 2011 xz00000000103191
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    I loved the movie.....don\'t have a clue what the critics are talking about other then they are fustrated writers and directors. So much easier to put something down then to do something on your own. This movie hits home for so many people. I think the gay scene are not only touching but for once real and it\'s time for that. Shame on you you homophobic critics.

  • October 08, 2011 nr00000000102728
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    I saw this movie last night at the ArcLight, it was amazing! What a refreshimg change from all the junk that is being released these days. I can hardly believe that critics don\'t like this. All I can think is that they are not comfortable with strong women and or gay males, what a shame in this day and age. The music is fantastic, I am going to buy the soundtrack. As one who was raised in the midwest durring the 80\"s the hairdo\'s and outfits were spot on! It was a walk down memory lane. If you are up for some great humor, I highly recommend this movie.

  • October 08, 2011 schaeboy
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    I went for all the great Melissa Manchester tunes and wound up loving the movie as well. It\'s a terrific story with first-rate actors and performances. Melissa\'s music helped me through the rough days of being the closeted gay son of a minister in the late 70s and early 80s. It turns out there were a lot of us reached by her songs and DIrector Abe Silvia has done a terrific job of creating a soundtrack of her music for his joyful film the way it was a soundtradck for my life. Fantastic!

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