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  • 60
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    There are times when The Good Girl is so low-key it damn near flatlines. Luckily, White creates compelling characters with a few deft brush strokes. The actors fill in the rest. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A smart, arch and rather cold-blooded comedy. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A sharp-tongued, subtly nuanced tragicomedy starring Jennifer Aniston, who shows her depth as a serious actress in this dark tale. show more

  • 50
    Wall Street Journal

    Although The Good Girl is peppered with amusing small-town eccentrics in refreshingly original guises, it gets off to a long, slow start. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    There's humor in it, and sadness, and an acid-tinged humor that is miles away from the branded levity of "Friends." More power to Aniston for feeling the need to try something different, and then doing it -- well. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    In Aniston's previous film roles, the "Friends" star has made little impression, but under the direction of the gifted young Arteta, she's certainly grown to fill the big screen here, and looks ready to leap from TV to film. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Aniston and Reilly give the best of many excellent performances. A few plotty scenes aside, this quietly directed drama paints a sensitive, sympathetic portrait of modern malaise, and has a smart sense of humor as a bonus. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Jennifer Aniston has at last decisively broken with her "Friends" image in an independent film of satiric fire and emotional turmoil. It will no longer be possible to consider her in the same way. show more

  • 88
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    A comedy as black as the asphalt desert of a mall parking lot. show more

  • 88
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    It's a deft sleight-of-story Aniston, White and Arteta pull off, giving us a character who seems more than she is, but is really less than she appears. show more

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