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  • 50
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    A sappy, muddled production that misses the jarring tone of the autobiographical book by Susanna Kaysen on which it is based. show more

  • 50
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Ryder's commitment is impressive. If her movie only had her courage. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The performances in Girl, Interrupted resonate, but the movie does not. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Unusual in that it spotlights a common but largely unsung variety of teenage female angst. show more

  • 48
    Michael Atkinson Mr. Showbiz

    Mangold ultimately delivers the same film any number of other Hollywood journeyman could've made from this material, and the results are predictable and stale. show more

  • 75
    Miami Herald

    A rare movie, one that manages to be both quiet and electrifying, touching and unnerving. But it is not a great movie, even though its stars deserve for it to be. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    In Winona Ryder's case, Girl Interrupted is a showcase in which her brittle, angry portrait shows she has graduated from ingenue to actress. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    They have turned a brief, appealing, honest autobiography by Susanna Kaysen into a long, appealing, rather dishonest film. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The story, having failed to provide itself with character conflicts that can be resolved with drama, turns to melodrama instead. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    The movie -- even though it's based on real events -- seems unsatisfying and unconvincing. show more

  • July 24, 2010 FRANFARRAR72
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    AS A PATIENT IN MANY HOSPITALS,THE MOVIE MADE ME FEEL AS I WAS AT HOME. SUFFERING FROM THE SAME ILLINESS, AN ANOTHER ONE CALLED MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DISORDED,I KNOW WHAT SHE WAS GOING THROUGHT,BEING A PATIENT ON THE INSIDE ,MEETING THE DOCTORS AN STAFF ,YOU GET TO UNDERSTAND HOW IT ALL WORKS.IN ALL THAT TIME NOT MUCH HELP EVER CAME OUT OF ALL THOSE HOSPITAL STAYS.THE DOCTORS AT TIMES DON'T CARE ABOUT THEIR PATIENTS,EXP. THASE WHO ARE DIFFERENT. SO I'M GOING BACK TO COLLEDGE THAKEN COURSES ABOUT ALL THE PROBLEMS THAT I'D HAVE,NO ONE ELSE UNDERSTANDS THE HEARTSHIP,THE PAIN AND MOST OF ALL THE DEPRESSION THAT CAN COME FROM HAVING AN PROBLEM SUCH AS THIS.HAVING XXY SYDROME ADDED TO IT, YOUR LIFE WILL BE NEVER THE SAME AGAIN.

  • August 17, 2008 aimstreasurer
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    I just watched this film for the first time [2008] and found it to be fantastically interesting offering, as it does, an insiders view of mental disorders and their "treatment" in the 1960s.

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