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68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Sep 6, 2012
    60
    There are no supermodels or Cinderellas in this sadly compelling story, just predators and the impoverished dreamers who want to trust them.
  2. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Sep 4, 2012
    60
    That stink, like iffy contracts and child labor laws, remains unexplored. Filled with blind eyes and unspoken agreements, Girl Model opens a can of worms, then disdains to follow their slimy trails.
  3. Reviewed by: Andrew Pulver
    Sep 4, 2012
    60
    This fantastically depressing film ought to be shown in school assemblies, or wherever impressionable pre-teens gather to discuss their dreams of media stardom.
  4. Reviewed by: Kate Taylor
    Sep 4, 2012
    50
    It is hard to know whether to applaud directors David Redmon and Ashley Sabin for exposing the underside of the fashion business – or demand they abandon their documentarian stance and rescue young Nadya on the spot.
  5. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    Sep 4, 2012
    60
    While Girl Model falls a bit short in the delivery of hard facts and incriminating evidence, it more than makes up for that with its knotty psychological profile of Arbaugh.
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  1. Apr 19, 2013
    9
    The beauty of this documentary is that it exposes, in a very minimalist fashion, the seedy underbelly of the fashion industry. The mostThe beauty of this documentary is that it exposes, in a very minimalist fashion, the seedy underbelly of the fashion industry. The most interesting person is the former model cum fashion scout Ashley Arbaugh, who simultaneously derides the fashion industry for the manner in which it uses up young talent, while she scouts and profits off of this same dynamic. This documentary should be required viewing to show the deleterious effects of the modern obsession with appearance. Full Review »