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  • 80
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    The film is an important step toward repairing the broken links and resurrecting almost a century of music and the women who made it. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Sun-Times

    Editing seamlessly juxtaposes the women’s stories with historical performance footage. Their stories are so compelling, many suggest their own documentaries. show more

  • 100
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    The Girls in the Band is everything a worthwhile documentary should be, and then some: engaging, informative, thorough and brimming with delightful characters. show more

  • 90
    Aaron Hillis Village Voice

    The retro photos and footage are also bountiful and, natch, jazzily edited enough that the standard talking-head techniques are instantly forgivable. show more

  • 90
    Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times

    Director Judy Chaikin, who co-wrote the film with its deft editor, Edward Osei-Gyimah, infuses this fine portrait with grace, nostalgia and a well-calibrated dose of social commentary. show more

  • 90
    Robert Koehler Variety

    Plentiful screen time for three generations of femme jazzers, led by energetic and witty gals from the golden age of big band and swing who unlock a treasure trove of memories, make this a real crowdpleaser. show more

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