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  • 60
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    While its mixture of cinematic styles is awkward more often than not, Girl Rising deserves points for at least trying something different rather than relying on the bone-dry, academic approach usually employed for such informational ventures. show more

  • 50
    Mark Feeney Boston Globe

    The idea behind Girl Rising is strikingly simple and even more strikingly imaginative. show more

  • 70
    Glenn Whipp Los Angeles Times

    The film's re-creations, some involving actors and some the girls themselves, aren't always successful, but the truths at their core are rock-solid. Illuminating and ultimately hopeful, despite the horrible circumstances depicted, Girl Rising stands as a testament to the power of information. show more

  • 70
    Nicolas Rapold The New York Times

    Though some of the writers inject a force of metaphor and strength of voice, no one would confuse the movie with a short-story collection. But it’s more ambitious and effective at blunting cynicism than most consciousness-raising efforts. show more

  • 60
    Village Voice

    The stories, shaped by anecdotal brevity, are often charmingly modest. Only an insistence on blandly inspirational rhetoric and a series of didactic interludes threaten to reduce the film to a PSA about the plight of young women in developing countries. show more

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