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Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Sep 5, 2012
    83
    Girl Model shows that even though some models make big bucks, the global economy remains the same as it ever was: Those with nothing are seduced by the prospect of something, such that they hesitate to complain, lest they end up with less than nothing.
  2. Reviewed by: Christopher Schobert
    Sep 5, 2012
    91
    It deserves to be shown to teenagers, not necessarily as a warning, but at least as an eye-opener: This is how it works, kids. And it ain't pretty.
  3. Reviewed by: Elise Nakhnikian
    Sep 4, 2012
    88
    The documentary makes you wonder about every beautiful woman who's ever stared out from a publication, poster, or billboard, looking sophisticated and self-assured.
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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 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 »