Girl, Interrupted Synopsis
A woman (Winona Ryder) stays in a 1960s institution for 18 months.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Shrewd, tough, and lively -- a junior-league "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."
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75

San Francisco Examiner

By Wesley Morris
In Winona Ryder's case, Girl Interrupted is a showcase in which her brittle, angry portrait shows she has graduated from ingenue to actress.
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75

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
They have turned a brief, appealing, honest autobiography by Susanna Kaysen into a long, appealing, rather dishonest film.
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75

Miami Herald

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A rare movie, one that manages to be both quiet and electrifying, touching and unnerving. But it is not a great movie, even though its...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The performances in Girl, Interrupted resonate, but the movie does not.
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
There's too much control in it and not enough danger.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
A sappy, muddled production that misses the jarring tone of the autobiographical book by Susanna Kaysen on which it is based.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Unusual in that it spotlights a common but largely unsung variety of teenage female angst.
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50

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Ryder's commitment is impressive. If her movie only had her courage.
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Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
Mangold ultimately delivers the same film any number of other Hollywood journeyman could've made from this material, and the results are...
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Rated R | For Strong Language, Sexuality and Drug Use
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Powerful look at mental illness; ages 16+.
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