Bracingly original, alarming and droll, the righteously ribald Rid of Me should prove a breakthrough for helmer James Westby and his producer and leading lady, Katie O'Grady.
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The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
An ingenious black comedy written and directed by James Westby, comes at you like a horror movie before settling down into something quieter but equally skin crawling.
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Rid of Me is a ragged film that doesn't always work. Beyond just the midpoint shift, it does seem frequently uneven tonally.
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Time Out New York

O'Grady, at least, gives a nuanced performance, even if she appears to be doing an uncannily accurate impression of Kristen Wiig.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
O'Grady is very good, but she can't make the hard-to-watch Rid of Me dramatically credible.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Neither its depiction of the world of squares nor its embrace of rule-flouting self-affirmation rings true, so the inevitable happy ending offers little joy.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Westby's nervy story is like "Desperately Seeking Susan" played straight. Let's hope O'Grady's next film meets this one's potential.
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Village Voice

By Nick Pinkerton
Rid of Me is a bad movie, but at least it's a flailing, innocent badness.
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Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
At once hopelessly amateurish and given to desperate assertions of auterist "virtuosity."
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53 out of 100
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