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Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10

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  1. Mar 7, 2012
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A moody sensual film exploring passions at a girls boarding school. Ms Green does well with the confused lead character. There is no depth to why she is as she is. The sexual relationship borders on the creepy as the girls figure to be early to mid-teens. The story is predictable so the acting must win out. It almost does, but not quite. It is two films. the first half is spirited, open; the sexual tension on the surface. But I feel what is coming. The letter half becomes dark as the real Miss G comes out. I did not feel empathetic towards her just that she should be locked up before doing harm, but alas too late. The girls perfectly played with just a touch of Lord Of The Flies. C- Expand

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    May 12, 2011
    The simmering rivalry between Di and Fiamma, inflamed by the kind of glimpsed indiscretion that makes adolescent melodramas tick, explodes in a thriller ending that turns an observant coming-of-age story into something resembling "The Lord of the Flies."
  2. Reviewed by: Carrie Rickey
    May 12, 2011
    While Scott's movie has a consistent aura, it lacks a consistent tone. What are we to make of the movie, gauzy as a mist-shrouded lake and brutal as "Lord of the Flies?"
  3. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Apr 6, 2011
    The movie's realistic portrayal of the ingredients that can lead to bullying and other forms of unkindness inflicted on outsiders by those in power, speaks strongly to viewers watching in the 21st century.