100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Typically, films about '60s subculture recycle the same set of media cliches and teach us nothing. Harron approaches the milieu with curiosity, compassion and an anthropologist's eye.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
As riveting as its title.
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89

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Mary Harron's movie turns out to be anything but a sensationalistic bio-picture; it neither sanctifies nor demonizes the shooter or her famous victim. What the movie accomplishes is something trickier: It treats its two principals, Solanis and Warhol, with respect and humanity.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Immensely entertaining and provocative.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
A cool and clinical reportorial remembrance whose very title reminds us who Solanas was. [3 May 1996, p. 10D]
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Lili Taylor plays Solanas as mad but not precisely irrational. She gives the character spunk, irony and a certain heroic courage.
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75

San Francisco Examiner

After more than an hour of fun, the film turns dark as Solanas' mental state worsens. Not only does the brilliant kook wear out her welcome with Warhol, but the portrayal also grates on the viewer.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Buoyed by Lili Taylor's explosive acting, the movie paints a vivid portrait of Warhol's eccentric universe without stinting on lurid details and outrageous behaviors.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This is a film of powerful ideas, impressive set design, and compelling performances.
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60

TV Guide

The film does nothing to demythologize the '60s; rather, it uses prevailing myths as a substitute for critical thinking.
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75 out of 100
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