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Girlfight: Friday September 29, 2000

Co-winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Dramatic Film at this year's Sundance Film Festival as well as a winner for Best Direction, Girlfight heralds in a new femininity for the new century. It marks the breathtaking debut of an incendiary new filmmaker (Karyn Kusama) and a ferocious new star (Michelle Rodriguez). 

Drenched in sweat, emotion and attitude, Girlfight is the riveting portrait of Diana, a fierce young woman who takes up boxing as a means to reconcile with her past and embrace life on her own terms. -- 2000 Screen Gems 



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Ebert UsaToday Mr Showbiz Herald Average
Points 87.5 75 48 75 71.4


71.4 - Worth Seeing

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Rating System:

0 - 40 points

Not Worth Seeing
40 - 65 points  Go See At Matinee
65- 85 points Worth Seeing
85-100 points Definitely worth seeing. "A must see!"

Karyn Kusama


Karyn Kusama


A teenager girl (Rodriguez) becomes the first female boxing champion at her local gym, and falls in love with her boxing rivals. 


Drama / Romanace


Michelle Rodriguez as Diana
Jaime Tirelli as Hector
Santiago Douglas as Adrian
Ray Santiago as Tiny
Elisa Bocanegra as Marisol
John Sayles  as Science Teacher
Iris Little Thomas as Ms. Martinez 
Shannon Walker Williams as Veronica
Paul Calderon as Sandro

Running Time

1hr  50mins


Rated R for language.


Screen Gems


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 The People's Review of Girlfight

score = 90
comments = An affirmation of a girl's right to be anything she wants to be.  If there is such a thing as a macho girl, Diana fits the bill. She says it all when she says "I'm not a girly girl" yet she has a softness that is so appealing.  Note the music by Paul
Shapiro (?) a perfect example of how music can add to the movie's mood.

Robert Perez
score = 100
comments = I think "Girlfight is one of the greatest film I have seen this year so far.  I really think that Diana (Michelle Rodriguez) and Tiny (Ray Santiago) were excellent in their role.   I wish them both the best of luck and to continue their excellent performances.
Also, Please note that these two individual are LATINO, and that's great to see more LATINO in the movie industry.  BEST OF LUCK TO BOTH OF YOU Michelle and Ray.