Sherrybaby Synopsis
An ex-convict (Maggie Gyllenhaal) returns home to raise the child who hardly remembers her.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Maggie Gyllenhaal is such a miracle of an actress that she makes you respond to the innocence of Sherry's desperate, selfish destruction.
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88

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Maggie Gyllenhaal cements her reputation as a gifted, if somewhat aloof, actress in Laurie Collyer's sad character piece.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

Buoyed by Gyllenhaal's hauntingly complex portrait of the vivacious but addictive Sherry, the film is no mere by-the-numbers chronology of...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Keeps you riveted through parts that might otherwise be difficult to watch.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Danny Trejo plays Sherry's sometime lover and friend, and he's a big asset to a small, sharp film that won't be for everyone. That's a...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
There is nothing flashy about these performances, but Gyllenhaal, Dillon and Gosling fully inhabit their characters, giving haunting...
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The movie is full of freshman mistakes, but Maggie Gyllenhaal's performance in the title role is the gutsiest thing she's done since her...
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Sherrybaby is the kind of pretend-arty Sundance thing that gives indie cinema a bad name.
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40

Film Threat

The film as a whole is vaguely entertaining but due to the unsympathetic nature of the lead character, it's hard to emotionally invest in...
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25

New York Post

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A movie bursting with nothingness.
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Rated R | For strong sexuality, nudity, language and drug content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Gyllenhaal shines in gritty, haunting drug drama.
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