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91
Support the Girls is a humble, restrained movie, at times aimless as it moves along, but never devoid of keen observations.
91
Bujalski as a filmmaker has created a film as fascinating as anything in his previous output
91
Set in a tacky Hooters-style sports bar called Double Whammies, Andrew Bujalski’s delightful new comedy, Support The Girls, more than lives up to its winking/earnest double entendre of a title.
90
Hall’s performance — tender, tough, empathetic, controlled — crumples from tears to laughter in a blink. It’s phenomenal.
90
Village Voice
Bujalski frames most of Support the Girls as an almost real-time delineation of chaos, but his storytelling elegance — delicate, nearly invisible foreshadowing; cogent evocations of backstory — adds reflective layers to the surface anarchy.
88
Slant Magazine
The film celebrates the unrecognized willpower and perseverance that undergirds low-wage service work in this country.
80
An easygoing hangout film that will ring true for anyone who has worked in the service industry, it continues the filmmaker's streak of making movies that have few obvious common denominators besides empathy for types of characters who rarely get it.
75
To see a black female over 40 holding the center of a story about ordinary, unsung lives makes Support a low-key pleasure; one that transcends its own shaggy narrative.
63
The movie feels lived in, greasy and real. [Bujalski] just needed more funny lines and help figuring out the most promising thread among the many he introduces to pursue.
63
If there’s a compelling reason to see the film, it’s Regina Hall.

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