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  • Summary: The Dead Girl is a quintet of stories about seemingly unrelated people whose lives converge around the murder of a young woman. (First Look Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    All behave in ways that may at first seem incomprehensible, but through Moncrieff's expert storytelling, each woman is finally rendered merely human.
  2. Reviewed by: Jenni Miller
    Dark little indie thriller.
  3. There is no surprise or justice or sense to the whole thing. Just sadness. And a sense of all the lonely people and where they all come from.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    More ambitious than her 2002 debut, "Blue Car," Moncrieff's new film maintains her focus on women, expanding to include a range of ages, circumstances and psychologies. Picture's drama, however, is deliberately fractured into a quintet of stories that vary considerably in their overall impact.
  5. 70
    The universe of The Dead Girl is an almost uniformly dreary one, whose women are all either dowdy or whorish.
  6. The way Moncrieff has structured The Dead Girl, it's catnip for actors: Divided into five chapters, the script affords juicy roles requiring only a few days' work from each member of its impressive ensemble.
  7. Just when it seems as though the language of insult and humiliation couldn’t get any nastier, the movie escalates the barrage.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8