Support the Girls Reviews

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July 1, 2019
Bujalski uses the past to make sense of the present... and the future.
June 30, 2019
Hall is a revelation (dominant in nearly every scene), and the rooftop climax is fittingly cathartic.
June 28, 2019
Support the Girls is a shrewdly observed, day-in-the-life-style portrait of a woman under pressure.
June 27, 2019
A neorealist take on our capitalist times, reaffirming the essential need for camaraderie every day of the working week.
August 24, 2018
Support the Girls somehow manages to do it all, and in the form of a breezy, heartwarming workplace comedy to boot. There won't be another film like it this year.
August 24, 2018
You could not ask for a better image of our country right now. You could not ask for a better American film to showcase it.
August 24, 2018
Regina Hall so fully inhabits Lisa's life we hardly feel apart from her, tugged by the same frustrations, goodwill, minor satisfactions and disappointments.
August 24, 2018
It's a celebration of sisterhood...This movie is so understated that this theme sneaks up on you in ways that are quietly powerful.
August 24, 2018
The unlikely, bittersweet, bristling comedy Support the Girls is easily one of the best films of the year, and the most sympathetic to women.
August 24, 2018
This chicken-wing emporium becomes a handy metaphor for women making their way through the patriarchy in writer-director Andrew Bujalski's observant and trenchantly funny new film.
August 24, 2018
It breathes comedy, rather than striving for it.
August 24, 2018
Stealth feminism in a sexist sports bar.
Top Critic
August 23, 2018
The movie's hour and a half is over before you notice, so breezy it feels half-finished, yet it's that quality that makes it stick with you. These lives aren't over just because you've stopped watching them.
August 23, 2018
You come for the cheeky title and stay for the relevant, empathetic story about working-class women.
Top Critic
August 23, 2018
A sometimes winning but fatally underwritten workplace comedy.
August 23, 2018
Herein lies the quiet magic of "Support the Girls" - the reason to see it, the reason that keeps it coming back from the recesses of this reviewer's psyche: Lisa is kind. That's the secret, the reason the film is a little diamond.
August 23, 2018
There are lines in Bujalski's script that might have felt right at home with a laugh track, but he mostly directs his actors to toss them off in a casual, offhand way. He does the same with his politics...
August 23, 2018
As the details gather, thickening the story, what seemed like drift is revealed as textured realism. Mr. Bujalski's touch is so light that it can be easy to miss what he's doing.
August 23, 2018
[Hall] anchors the antics with mother-hen authority that doesn't disguise a bone-deep melancholy about how she ended up where she's at. She feels real, stuck in a situation that's a lot like real life.
August 22, 2018
Its light, sweetly frisky exterior and easygoing pace camouflages what a subtle and brilliant piece of bracing social commentary it is; a deft portrait of sisterhood existing under the thumb of capitalistic patriarchy.
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