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Based on 26 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 5 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Sally Potter's twin interests - in grand world movements and in the grand internal movements in people lives - are effectively brought to bear in Ginger & Rosa, her best film of the decade. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Ms. Englert's performance isn't as interesting as it might have been if the writing hadn't favored Ginger. But Ms. Fanning, a young actress of seemingly unerring instincts, is a wonder. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    The film’s small scale is more than compensated for by its insights into adolescent awareness, the passions stoked by global causes and the moral hypocrisy of the ideologically righteous. show more

  • 75
    Bob Mondello NPR

    An intriguingly complex portrait of both of its characters and of the time of flux they live in. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's a portrait of a time and place, characters keeping company around a simple kitchen table, and the helplessness adolescents feel when faced with the priorities of those in power. What I'll take away from it is the knowledge that now the Fannings have given us two actresses of such potential. show more

  • 75
    Sara Stewart New York Post

    There’s not a bad performance in the bunch. Hendricks’ and Fanning’s Brit accents are nicely un-showy. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    In Fanning, Potter has found the perfect vessel, and the miracle is that the actress doesn’t even seem to be trying. She just is. show more

  • 75
    Slant Magazine

    With Ginger & Rosa, Sally Potter manages to avoid nearly every pratfall of such period pieces, focusing on extreme alienation rather than enlightenment, and wringing a powerful and jaundiced coming-of-age story from the decade's less trod corners. show more

  • 63
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    Potter’s film is at is most artful in the painterly ways she composes the wordless scenes of the girls testing cigarettes, hitchhiking with the wrong boys and Rosa exploring heavy petting with another boy, showing off for Ginger. show more

  • 80
    Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic

    Fanning is nearly perfect as Ginger navigates choppier waters than most teens have to. There is not a false note in her performance; no matter how melodramatic things become, everything about Ginger remains genuine. show more

  • July 25, 2013 gh00000000159022
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    Cliched teenage angst about the bomb. Ell Fanning and Alice Englert did very well portraying their characters. Loved a lot of the political ideals and quotes. But this movie is slow to get no where. Great actors like Annette Bening and Oliver Platt couldn\'t save the monotony of this movie. YAWN!

  • April 06, 2013 think!!!
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    terrible slow plodding drama of teenage angst in a 60\'s unconventional dysfuntional britis home. a good cast and fine acting don\'t slavage the insipid story and ponderous direction. pass on this one.

  • March 31, 2013 yp00000000143535
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    Very simple story, very simple dialogue, thought it missed the mark...i don\'t recommend except as a rental.

  • March 23, 2013 sa00000000079922
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    Sally Potter has created a major masterpiece: GINGER AND ROSA works enormously well on so many levels—from the intimately private to the grandly political, from issues of childishness to maturity (as both are to be found and not found in young people as well as in nominal adults), from personal striving to interpersonal responsibility, from raw feelings to lofty intellect, and from the challenge of thought-provoking issues to just plain entertaining experience. How lucky we all are to have this film to s

  • February 27, 2013 cy00000000138769
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    About a month ago, I was taken to see an early screening of this film; one of the most torturous films I ever sat down in front of. Elle Fanning & Alice Englert were perfect in their roles but writer/director Sally Potter clearly could never decide what film she was making - a constant in her work.

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