70

Los Angeles Times

By Amy Nicholson
The cast keeps us invested in Filly's furious resurrection.
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70

Village Voice

By Aaron Hillis
Youssef Delara and Michael D. Olmos's variation on the too-familiar subgenre (the rising inner-city superstar here is a Latina tomboy) is more heartfelt, humanistic, and entertaining than such a clichéd showbiz cautionary tale has any right to be.
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67

Austin Chronicle

Sure, we’ve all seen this story before, but that doesn’t hamper this film from being enormously entertaining, with riveting performances, great beats, and poetic rhymes.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Melodramatic and gritty Filly Brown marks the debut of a magnetic screen presence in Gina Rodriguez, as well as the final performance of singer Jenni Rivera, who died in a plane crash in December.
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63

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
There’s nothing much new here, but the performances and the milieu make Filly Brown an entertaining, honorable installment in a story that is the American Dream incarnate, and has been ever since the first wannabe showed up on Tin Pan Alley at the beginning of the last century.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By David Rooney
A dynamic breakout performance from Gina Rodriguez helps this rap-infused drama about a young Los Angeles Latina overcome its patchy storytelling.
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30

Variety

By Robert Koehler
The resulting film is a trite piece of storytelling, with character development and plot points that feel not so much lived in as borrowed from other movies.
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57 out of 100
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