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  • 12
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Girl 6 is shameless stuff -- pompous, sentimental and attitudinizing. To swat the Spikeman with his own symbol, the film feels like he phoned it in. show more

  • 25
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Girl 6 is glossy, technically proficient and a glib waste of time. Lee and his screenwriter goof around with phone-sex rhetoric ("I wanna service your juicy kielbasa''), but that gets tired quickly. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Spike Lee deserved a vacation after putting himself through the grueling emotions of Clockers, but Girl 6 is too flimsy to excuse even as cinematic R&R. Frenetic but lazily conceived, it's like one of those puny low-budget toss-offs Brian De Palma used to spring on us when he thought nobody was looking. [22 Mar 1996, p.4D] show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A wispy, fundamentally sentimental tale about a nice girl who has to support herself by working as a phone-sex siren, Spike Lee's movie takes the better part of an hour to get started. Once it does it still can't dramatize the script's one good idea. [2 Apr 1996, p.A12] show more

  • 88
    TV Guide

    Spike Lee's newest is really a surprisingly vivid dramatic study of an aspiring actress in moonlighting hell. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Girl 6 is a snappy, contemporary comedy about an aspiring New York actress who drifts into and out of the world of phone sex. It's an often sexy, funny show with interesting slants on modern New York culture and mores. [22 Mar 1996, p.F] show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Unfortunately, while certain aspects of Girl 6 are handled with flair, the film's dramatic scope too often isn't compelling enough for subject matter of such rich and varied possibilities. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Strongly told stories have a way of carrying their characters along with them. But here we have an undefined character in an aimless story. Too bad. show more

  • 50
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    The enormously appealing Randle holds the screen even when the thinness of Suzan-Lori Parks' script becomes inescapably apparent. There isn't much vigorous narrative pulse, complexity or even faceting of Randle's character, and the arbitrary ending seems both forced and inconclusive. [22 Mar 1996, p.53] show more

  • 50
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Trading in his thinker's cap for a craftsman's apron, Lee is content to carve a little something out of nothing much - the result is as dismissible as it is diverting. [Apr 12, 1996. pg. C.2] show more

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