Ginger & Rosa

  • Studio: A24
  • Release Date: Mar 15, 2013
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
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  1. Apr 11, 2013
    5
    The titular teens live in 1962 England and do what girls do: try on clothes, try smoking, try kissing. Their inseparable friendship is inevitably tested when one falls in love and the other gets obsessed with the atomic threat. Everything happens with a laconic pace and dry demeanor (music is minimal). The cast is full of strong actors, but it's Elle Fanning as Ginger who is exquisitelyThe titular teens live in 1962 England and do what girls do: try on clothes, try smoking, try kissing. Their inseparable friendship is inevitably tested when one falls in love and the other gets obsessed with the atomic threat. Everything happens with a laconic pace and dry demeanor (music is minimal). The cast is full of strong actors, but it's Elle Fanning as Ginger who is exquisitely beautiful and compelling in every frame. Other than that, the dull pacing and minor drama is hard to handle. Expand
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Apr 19, 2013
    40
    There's not much meat to the story. So while the picture on the menu suggests filet mignon, we really get mostly fish-and-chips stuff.
  2. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Mar 28, 2013
    80
    Fanning is nearly perfect as Ginger navigates choppier waters than most teens have to. There is not a false note in her performance; no matter how melodramatic things become, everything about Ginger remains genuine.
  3. 63
    Potter’s film is at is most artful in the painterly ways she composes the wordless scenes of the girls testing cigarettes, hitchhiking with the wrong boys and Rosa exploring heavy petting with another boy, showing off for Ginger.