Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. 100
    This film is true about human nature. It is not universal, but within its particular focus, it is unrelenting.
  2. The smartest thing director Steven Soderbergh did in the making of The Girlfriend Experience was to cast Sasha Grey.
  3. The Girlfriend Experience is one of Steven Soderbergh's bite-size, semi-improvised, shot-on-DV doodles (like Bubble or Full Frontal), and it's the best one he's made.
  4. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    88
    Fair warning: I had to see The Girlfriend Experience twice before its pieces settled into coherent shape.
  5. 83
    The thinking behind Grey's casting, with its obvious sex-industry connections, lends the film a degree of verisimilitude, but it really pays off in a cameo by film critic Glenn Kenny, who brings a hilariously sleazy theatricality to the role of an "escort critic" who expects graft for his reviews.
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Jul 12, 2014
    4
    bit of a weird movie. Grey is good, it´s just nothing you really get out of it Full Review »
  2. Jun 4, 2013
    10
    The Girlfriend Experience is clear, it's a deep down sex documentary of payers that works. The original camera shot footage by Steven Sodenburgh are eye catching and deeply subversive and brilliant. The Girlfriend Experience is total porno but brilliant and thought provoking in its own way. The film carries various themes- Romance, Drama, Adult, Black Comedy and much more. Full Review »
  3. Mike
    Oct 9, 2009
    0
    Yes, we get it the economy is bad, and guess what, So is this movie! I couldn't believe what a bore this was! uninteresting, and the director sucks. Stop pretending to be making "art" being this movie is garbage. Full Review »