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  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    There are no supermodels or Cinderellas in this sadly compelling story, just predators and the impoverished dreamers who want to trust them. show more

  • 75
    Ella Taylor NPR

    Unless this disingenuous creep of an agent actually believes his own propaganda, you have to wonder what possessed him to open himself to scrutiny by two filmmakers who are well-known for expose docs like "Mardi Gras: Made in China" and "Camp Katrina." show more

  • 88
    Slant Magazine

    The documentary makes you wonder about every beautiful woman who's ever stared out from a publication, poster, or billboard, looking sophisticated and self-assured. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    A powerful documentary that, with a wider scope and a bit more shaping, could have been even more powerful, perhaps unbearably so. What's there is strong enough. show more

  • 50
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    It is hard to know whether to applaud directors David Redmon and Ashley Sabin for exposing the underside of the fashion business – or demand they abandon their documentarian stance and rescue young Nadya on the spot. show more

  • 80
    Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

    Stopping just short of the devastating exposé it might have been (but plenty creepy). show more

  • 80
    Jonathan Crocker Total Film

    The filmmakers stay back, observing, for a restrained, intimate and poignant result. show more

  • 60
    Andrew Pulver The Guardian

    This fantastically depressing film ought to be shown in school assemblies, or wherever impressionable pre-teens gather to discuss their dreams of media stardom. show more

  • 91
    The Playlist

    It deserves to be shown to teenagers, not necessarily as a warning, but at least as an eye-opener: This is how it works, kids. And it ain't pretty. show more

  • 70
    Village Voice

    The radiant sadness of its two subjects - one a soulfully impassive stripling, one a symmetrical husk - forms the center of Girl Model, and that is enough. show more

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