The Girl

Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
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  1. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Dec 13, 2012
    80
    Written and directed by David Riker, who built his 1998 drama "La Ciudad" around immigrants in New York City, The Girl is stingy with backstory but rich with visual clues.
  2. Reviewed by: Chris Packham
    Dec 18, 2012
    70
    Hernandez is soulful and affecting, though, and Cornish embodies Ashley's self-centered character with nuance and subtlety.
  3. Reviewed by: Rodrigo Perez
    Dec 18, 2012
    67
    Anyone who finds this conclusion a humanistic or socially reprehensible dealbreaker can hardly be faulted. Before these questionable issues come to a head and then falter in the finale, there is a lot of value in The Girl.
  4. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Mar 6, 2013
    63
    The Girl sounds like a real mess. It isn’t. It’s just a slow, well-made human interest story on a very small scale, ultimately touching but as inconsequential as a slice of pineapple at a Hawaiian luau.
  5. Reviewed by: Elise Nakhnikian
    Dec 9, 2012
    63
    Uses the perils of immigrating to this country without papers as a backdrop for a poor white American woman's bumpy path to enlightenment.

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