100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The smartest thing director Steven Soderbergh did in the making of The Girlfriend Experience was to cast Sasha Grey.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This film is true about human nature. It is not universal, but within its particular focus, it is unrelenting.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The Girlfriend Experience is one of Steven Soderbergh's bite-size, semi-improvised, shot-on-DV doodles (like Bubble or Full Frontal), and it's the best one he's made.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Fair warning: I had to see The Girlfriend Experience twice before its pieces settled into coherent shape.
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75

TV Guide

Stands among the best of Soderbergh's many "little" films, where he recharges his artistic batteries and tries out new techniques before jumping back into the world of big budgets and superstars.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Stylishly shot on the high-def cheap, runs 77 potently sexless minutes. Its subject isn't erotica, it's commodities trading.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Moderately compelling and clinical. This isn't "Breakfast at Tiffany's"; this isn't even "Klute."
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's hampered by a listless quality and a one-note performance by porn-star-turned-actress Sasha Grey.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The effect is impressionistic and provocative, with the emphasis falling differently on scenes because of our knowledge or lack thereof.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Nowhere near as kinky or thinky as Soderbergh’s "sex, lies and videotape," Girlfriend pretends it has more on its mind than it really does.
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66 out of 100
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