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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Sherrybaby is the kind of pretend-arty Sundance thing that gives indie cinema a bad name. show more

  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Keeps you riveted through parts that might otherwise be difficult to watch. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    There is nothing flashy about these performances, but Gyllenhaal, Dillon and Gosling fully inhabit their characters, giving haunting portrayals. Watch for these names to emerge on the short list for Academy Award consideration. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The movie is full of freshman mistakes, but Maggie Gyllenhaal's performance in the title role is the gutsiest thing she's done since her breakout in "Secretary," and she succeeds despite serious contradictions in the writing of her character. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Buoyed by Gyllenhaal's hauntingly complex portrait of the vivacious but addictive Sherry, the film is no mere by-the-numbers chronology of addiction. Gyllenhaal's sympathetic and charismatic performance binds us to the horror of Sherry's personal demons. show more

  • 88
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Maggie Gyllenhaal cements her reputation as a gifted, if somewhat aloof, actress in Laurie Collyer's sad character piece. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Danny Trejo plays Sherry's sometime lover and friend, and he's a big asset to a small, sharp film that won't be for everyone. That's a compliment. show more

  • 25
    New York Post

    A movie bursting with nothingness. show more

  • 40
    Film Threat

    The film as a whole is vaguely entertaining but due to the unsympathetic nature of the lead character, it's hard to emotionally invest in the film beyond that feeling of watching yet another Jerry Springer-friendly family adventure. It’s simply unexceptional. show more

  • 100
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Maggie Gyllenhaal is such a miracle of an actress that she makes you respond to the innocence of Sherry's desperate, selfish destruction. show more

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