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Girls Against Boys

  • Film
  • 2 out of 5 stars
Liam Aiken and Nicole LaLiberte in Girls Against Boys
Liam Aiken and Nicole LaLiberte in Girls Against Boys

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

A gritty revenge thriller polished to a distracting gleam, Girls Against Boys opens with an attention-grabbing scene featuring an underwear-clad woman, a handcuffed policeman and a carelessly wielded gun, before cutting to a lecture on the controversial artist Aida Makoto and his exploitation of misogynistic stereotypes. That’s pretty much the film in miniature. After meek coed Shae (Danielle Panabaker) is dumped by her married boyfriend and raped following a drunken night of clubbing, her coworker Lu (Nicole LaLiberte, the opening scene’s cop-abuser) nudges her into a kill-crazy, man-slaying weekend. Writer-director Austin Chick throws in echoes of Abel Ferrara’s feminist grindhouse classic Ms. 45, but the provocation feels hollow and the stylish direction—filled with pensive slo-mo—just slows things down.

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Written by Keith Phipps

Release Details

  • Duration:92 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Austin Chick
  • Screenwriter:Austin Chick
  • Cast:
    • Liam Aiken
    • Danielle Panabaker
    • Nicole LaLiberte
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