83

Entertainment Weekly

A touching drama from British art-house filmmaker Sally Potter, who broke through to wider audiences with 1992's "Orlando" and has now made her most mainstream movie yet.
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75

Slant Magazine

With Ginger & Rosa, Sally Potter manages to avoid nearly every pratfall of such period pieces, focusing on extreme alienation rather than enlightenment, and wringing a powerful and jaundiced coming-of-age story from the decade's less trod corners.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
In Fanning, Potter has found the perfect vessel, and the miracle is that the actress doesn’t even seem to be trying. She just is.
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75

NPR

By Bob Mondello
An intriguingly complex portrait of both of its characters and of the time of flux they live in.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's a portrait of a time and place, characters keeping company around a simple kitchen table, and the helplessness adolescents feel when faced with the priorities of those in power. What I'll take away from it is the knowledge that now the Fannings have given us two actresses of such potential.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Sally Potter's twin interests - in grand world movements and in the grand internal movements in people lives - are effectively brought to bear in Ginger & Rosa, her best film of the decade.
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75

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
There’s not a bad performance in the bunch. Hendricks’ and Fanning’s Brit accents are nicely un-showy.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Ms. Englert's performance isn't as interesting as it might have been if the writing hadn't favored Ginger. But Ms. Fanning, a young actress of seemingly unerring instincts, is a wonder.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
The film’s small scale is more than compensated for by its insights into adolescent awareness, the passions stoked by global causes and the moral hypocrisy of the ideologically righteous.
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63

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Potter’s film is at is most artful in the painterly ways she composes the wordless scenes of the girls testing cigarettes, hitchhiking with the wrong boys and Rosa exploring heavy petting with another boy, showing off for Ginger.
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69 out of 100
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