(2006)

Critic Reviews

65

Metascore

Based on 21 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
All behave in ways that may at first seem incomprehensible, but through Moncrieff's expert storytelling, each woman is finally rendered merely human.
91
Moncrieff pushes a view of women as victims that might create its own pornography of masochism if it didn't touch so many authentic shattered nerve endings.
88
Premiere
Dark little indie thriller.
78
There is no surprise or justice or sense to the whole thing. Just sadness. And a sense of all the lonely people and where they all come from.
75
A challenging film populated with characters who are depressed, on antidepressants, or strung out on mood-altering drugs, The Dead Girl is a downer with resonance.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
By the movie's end, writer-director Karen Moncrieff's The Dead Girl delivers considerable emotional impact. But that doesn't mean you've enjoyed the journey.
63
New York Daily News
Darker than the shadow of death.
63
Chicago Tribune
The way Moncrieff has structured The Dead Girl, it's catnip for actors: Divided into five chapters, the script affords juicy roles requiring only a few days' work from each member of its impressive ensemble.
50
The film is mired in gloom, not just sadness, but heaviness.
50
Wall Street Journal
Stylish, highly accomplished and, thanks to its severely restrained palette, mostly off-putting.
38
New York Post
What happens when several characters' lives intertwine with the maggot-infested corpse of a prostitute in The Dead Girl? A whole lot of crying.

More Critic Reviews

See all external reviews for The Dead Girl (2006) »

See also

Awards | FAQ | User Reviews | User Ratings | External Reviews | Message Board