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  • Summary: In the 1960's a young woman (Ryder) commits herself to a mental institute after being diagnosed with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder). Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 32
  2. Negative: 4 out of 32
  1. Shrewd, tough, and lively -- a junior-league "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."
  2. In Winona Ryder's case, Girl Interrupted is a showcase in which her brittle, angry portrait shows she has graduated from ingenue to actress.
  3. 67
    Jolie's explosive performance surpasses all expectations and renders the film a veritable must-see.
  4. Reviewed by: Emanuel Levy
    60
    A solid central performance by Winona Ryder and a captivating wild turn by Angelina Jolie in the yarn's flashiest role.
  5. 50
    Always worth watching when Angelina Jolie steps to the fore. Somehow, she takes a thuddingly ill-conceived role and turns it into gold
  6. 48
    Mangold ultimately delivers the same film any number of other Hollywood journeyman could've made from this material, and the results are predictable and stale.
  7. 25
    It's as if the book itself has been locked up and institutionalized, forced to conform to a system that all but obliterates its own unique personality.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. Oct 7, 2011
    10
    Great performance by Angeline Jolie, she is really great in playing intense characters. Movie in general was okey, liked the cast and the story. It is a movie that's worth watching. Expand
  2. j30
    Nov 27, 2011
    8
    Girl, Interrupted is the One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest for women. The film, powered by strong performances by Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie, grabs a hold of you and doesn't let go. Expand
  3. Apr 6, 2012
    8
    Best role for Jolie, hands down. I'm more than shocked that the metacritic average is 51, it kind of pisses me off actually. I was glued to the tv set from start to finish. But I am one to drop everything out of my mind and get lost in a movie. A must watch in my book. Expand
  4. Mar 3, 2012
    6
    Not a bad movie although Jolies character is far more interesting than Ryders and this unsettles the fluidity of the movie. Overall it a watchable and at times enjoyable movie but is ends up as a second rate One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest Expand

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