(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.
88
Premiere
Dark little indie thriller.
70
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.
70
More ambitious than her 2002 debut, "Blue Car," Moncrieff's new film maintains her focus on women, expanding to include a range of ages, circumstances and psychologies. Picture's drama, however, is deliberately fractured into a quintet of stories that vary considerably in their overall impact.
70
Salon.com
The universe of The Dead Girl is an almost uniformly dreary one, whose women are all either dowdy or whorish.
70
Village Voice
Moncrieff's glum, somber film is something of a needed corrective at the moment, when horror movies are turning into weightless exercises in morally sanctioned sadism.
63
New York Daily News
Darker than the shadow of death.
60
If the segments are uneven, Moncrieff -- with the help of her excellent cast -- nevertheless crafts a gripping overall narrative that exposes a shared dissonance among the protagonists.
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.
30
Just when it seems as though the language of insult and humiliation couldn’t get any nastier, the movie escalates the barrage.

More Critic Reviews

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

See also

Awards | FAQ | User Reviews | User Ratings | External Reviews