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  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Melodramatic and gritty Filly Brown marks the debut of a magnetic screen presence in Gina Rodriguez, as well as the final performance of singer Jenni Rivera, who died in a plane crash in December. show more

  • 60
    David Rooney The Hollywood Reporter

    A dynamic breakout performance from Gina Rodriguez helps this rap-infused drama about a young Los Angeles Latina overcome its patchy storytelling. show more

  • 63
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    There’s nothing much new here, but the performances and the milieu make Filly Brown an entertaining, honorable installment in a story that is the American Dream incarnate, and has been ever since the first wannabe showed up on Tin Pan Alley at the beginning of the last century. show more

  • 67
    Austin Chronicle

    Sure, we’ve all seen this story before, but that doesn’t hamper this film from being enormously entertaining, with riveting performances, great beats, and poetic rhymes. show more

  • 70
    Aaron Hillis Village Voice

    Youssef Delara and Michael D. Olmos's variation on the too-familiar subgenre (the rising inner-city superstar here is a Latina tomboy) is more heartfelt, humanistic, and entertaining than such a clichéd showbiz cautionary tale has any right to be. show more

  • 70
    Amy Nicholson Los Angeles Times

    The cast keeps us invested in Filly's furious resurrection. show more

  • 30
    Robert Koehler Variety

    The resulting film is a trite piece of storytelling, with character development and plot points that feel not so much lived in as borrowed from other movies. show more

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