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GIRLFIGHT

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Girlfight

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
110 minutes
performer:
Santiago Douglas, Michelle Rodriguez
director:
Karyn Kusama
distributor:
Screen Gems Inc.
author:
Karyn Kusama
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A-

Newcomer Rodriguez puts the ”pow” in girl power with her rough-edged portrayal of a ghetto teen who finds salvation through boxing. Her scowl, both menacing and hunted, gives heat to the film’s too-pat elements (the disapproving dad, the wise trainer, the big victory tinged with regret), elevating a sports melodrama into something that packs more punch. A-