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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)



Critic Consensus: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night blends conventional elements into something brilliantly original -- and serves as a striking calling card for writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour.

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The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made, Ana Lily Amirpour's debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave. (C) Kino

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Sheila Vand
as The Girl
Milad Eghbali
as The Street Urchin
Reza Sixo Safai
as The Rockabilly
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Critic Reviews for A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

All Critics (135) | Top Critics (46)

Defies genre.

January 22, 2021 | Full Review…

It's so smart, meticulous and fresh that I can only hope it marks the beginning of a provocative new franchise.

September 1, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Like a mosaic of shimmering fragments that do not compose a bigger picture, Ana Lily Amirpour's debut feature brims with stylised qualities that have been prioritised over story and characters.

May 27, 2015 | Rating: 3/5

Your first guess is that Amirpour never met a Jim Jarmusch film she didn't like, but given that she's denied this in interviews, it's must be more a case of accidentally twinned stylebooks: the deadpan glaze never comes off.

May 27, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Amirpour never lets a message get in the way of a good tune, taking palpable delight in spinning the reels like a cinematic DJ, keeping the crowd on their toes, wrong-footing their dance moves.

May 24, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Amirpour, a singer and DJ, uses the soundtrack throughout with such verve and rhythm that the film moves towards being a musical.

May 22, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Artsy fartsy at its "best", nicely filmed and with some interesting choices of music, but with no plot to speak of and several scenes that just keep dragging on. Yawn.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

Brilliant. I loved everything about it. So beautifully filmed.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


The kind of failed artsy horror pulp Western in which even the stunning moments help make it feel all the more pretentious, silly and empty, and there is nothing more ridiculous than an Iranian feminist vampire wearing a chador - is that supposed to be ironic or just stupid?

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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