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Girl Rising

7/10
Documentary . Drama
 

Nine filmmakers each profile a young girl from a different part of the world to weave a global tapestry of youth in the 21st century.

 
Actors: Cate Blanchett , Priyanka Chopra , Selena Gomez , Anne Hathaway , Salma Hayek , Liam Neeson , Meryl Streep , Kerry Washington , Farhan Akhtar , Amina , Marie Arana , Azmera
Directors: Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri , Richard Robbins
Country: USA , INDIA
Release: 2014-09-01
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  • Nicolas Rapold

    Though some of the writers inject a force of metaphor and strength of voice, no one would confuse the movie with a short-story collection. But it’s more ambitious and effective at blunting cynicism than most consciousness-raising efforts.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Glenn Whipp

    The film's re-creations, some involving actors and some the girls themselves, aren't always successful, but the truths at their core are rock-solid. Illuminating and ultimately hopeful, despite the horrible circumstances depicted, Girl Rising stands as a testament to the power of information.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Frank Scheck

    While its mixture of cinematic styles is awkward more often than not, Girl Rising deserves points for at least trying something different rather than relying on the bone-dry, academic approach usually employed for such informational ventures.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Andrew Schenker

    The stories, shaped by anecdotal brevity, are often charmingly modest. Only an insistence on blandly inspirational rhetoric and a series of didactic interludes threaten to reduce the film to a PSA about the plight of young women in developing countries.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Mark Feeney

    The idea behind Girl Rising is strikingly simple and even more strikingly imaginative.

    Boston Globe Full Review
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