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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Jun 10, 2013
    70
    Each member of the ensemble offers a vividly detailed performance resounding with emotional truth, delivering lengthy swaths of LaBute’s sometimes savagely furious, sometimes shocking funny dialogue with pitch-perfect degrees of intensity.
  2. Reviewed by: William Goss
    Jun 10, 2013
    67
    It’s minor LaBute, but nonetheless short and bittersweet.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Jun 26, 2013
    67
    The title’s parenthetical plural sums up the problem with Some Girl(s): Five slow-cook dialogues that reveal the nice-guy protagonist as a super-tool is four too many.
  4. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Jun 10, 2013
    60
    Director Daisy von Scherler Mayer and a strong cast do right by Neil LaBute's script (based on his play), but the soullessness of the story is a turnoff overpowering the intriguing moments scattered within these one-on-one encounters.
  5. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Jun 28, 2013
    50
    Are Some Girl(s) like this? Yes. But I left this movie with no additional insight on why.
  6. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Jun 26, 2013
    42
    The things that once made Neil LaBute's movies seem like tossed grenades — the loutish protagonists, the sadism toward women — now come off as more dated than scandalous.
  7. Reviewed by: Chris Cabin
    Jun 26, 2013
    12
    Like most of Neil LaBute's work in the field of "emotional terrorism," the film protests that bad behavior isn't only good, but also essential to art.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
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  1. Dec 26, 2013
    6
    Some Girl(s) is neither a solid adaptation of the play, nor a truly unique movie that stands on its own feels like it has been stuck in no man's land, and that s not necessarily bad. I personally thought the play wasnt all that great to begin with, yet the core idea and the relationship dynamics had been intriguing, the movie does best to explore those with a few yet major tweaks.
    Lead character's almost complete apathy is (discerning yet) fun to watch and Adam Brody does a fine job yet I am not sure this role is the vehicle he is looking for to get out of his stereotype. It still feels as if he just rolled out of his bed in the OC. Emily Watson truly stands out, even though the latter's story line is rather ridiculous. Zoe Kazan is the true star of the movie, does a great job portraying a broken character, brings out the best in Adam as well.
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