• Released
  • November 14, 2012
  • (NY; 12/7 LA)
  • 1 hr 6 min
  • Documentary
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Buffalo Girls Synopsis
In rural Thailand, the buffalo is revered by farmers and symbolizes work, patience, strength, and loyalty. In the big cities of Thailand, the word “Buffalo” has taken on another meaning – a derogatory way of describing someone from the provinces;...
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Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
Todd Kellstein doesn't allow you to entirely indulge convenient (though understandable and perhaps irresistible) armchair outrage.
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70

Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
There's no missing Kellstein's unstated horror during the fight sequences, which traffic in queasy blood sport absurdity that overshadows...
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70

Los Angeles Times

Underlining it all is the exuberance and charm of the two main subjects, who make this world seem disarmingly innocent.
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The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
Buffalo Girls' main problem is that Kellstein can't seem to settle on whether he's making an inspirational sports movie (complete with...
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60

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
In a rare bit of explication, the movie notes that "buffalo" has two connotations in Thailand. For rural folks, it refers to the strength...
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50

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Considering that many will regard child boxing as inappropriate, at the very least, the documentary invites criticism by choosing not to...
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The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
A story that, though sickly fascinating, is as crudely rendered as its images.
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