• Released
  • March 7, 2013
  • (One-week exclusive release: April 19-25)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 41 min
  • Documentary
  • 68 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: The stories of nine girls from different parts of the world who face arranged marriages, child slavery, and other heartbreaking injustices.

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70

The New York Times

By 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....
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70

Los Angeles Times

By 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...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
While its mixture of cinematic styles is awkward more often than not, Girl Rising deserves points for at least trying something different...
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60

Village Voice

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The stories, shaped by anecdotal brevity, are often charmingly modest. Only an insistence on blandly inspirational rhetoric and a series of...
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50

Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
The idea behind Girl Rising is strikingly simple and even more strikingly imaginative.
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Rated PG-13 | For Disturbing Images and Thematic Material
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Powerful docu explains why all girls need an education.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF