Columbia TriStar Home Video | Release Date: September 29, 2000 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
70
METASCORE
Generally favorable reviews based on 34 Critics
Positive:
28
Mixed:
5
Negative:
1
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90
Confirms its place as one of the best first films in recent memory, and one of this year's very best films.
88
A terrific little uppercut of a boxing movie and close to a perfect one.
88
Refreshing and surprising, the way independent movies are supposed to be.
83
Rodriguez, who never acted before auditioning for the director, is utterly convincing, fluid and determined and jaded and wild like any teen-ager, but with a bracing spirit and a shocking store of ferocity.
80
A strong, stinging film, alive with conflicts that defy glib resolutions.
80
Gives its fine actors room to breathe and behave--and in Michelle Rodriguez's case, glow.
75
Gets everything right.
75
Rodriguez is riveting, with a drop-dead cynical charm.
75
There's a sense of genuineness throughout Girlfight.
75
A coming-of-age tale that truly floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee.
63
Girlfight, for its skill and theme, will please many. It's a shame it's no knockout.
48
A modest project with an agreeably modest point of view, but it cries out for a sharp, believable naturalism Kusama simply doesn't supply.