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Created Dec 25, 2010 01:16AM PST • Updated Jun 11, 2016 02:54PM PST

All hail Jennifer Lawrence, again. Now with her third entry in the Tough Girls list. Earlier this year she became Katniss Everdeen herself. Now she’s Tiffany the Philadelphia Widow in Silver Linings Playbook. Hummina, hummina, hummina.

No longer a girl herself, Angie the Godmother can be damn proud of Hailee Steinfeld, Chloƫ Grace Moretz, Jennifer Lawrence (the new Mystique), Noomi Rapace and Rooney Mara (the new Lisbeth Salander). These five tough girls are gonna form Best Actress nomination slates for the next quarter century.
Title IX indeed.

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1st Silver Linings P...
2012 Perfect 95 Points
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JLaw

Ladies and gentlemen, behold the Best Movie of the Year, indeed the Great American Movie of 2012. Silver Linings Playbook serves up a perfect stew of current American enthusiasms, including the …

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Added Dec 02, 2012 02:10AM PST • Updated Jun 13, 2016 01:20AM PST
2nd The Hunger Games
2012 Great 83 Points
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Jennifer Lawrence makes her second appearance, this time as the greatest Tough Girl of them all.

An important but hardly perfect movie, The Hunger Games is however great enough to justify the fuss. The monster box office being generated by this first installment of Suzanne Collins’ bestsell…

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Added Apr 08, 2012 12:50AM PST • Updated Dec 02, 2012 02:10AM PST
3rd Salt
2010 Great 83 Points
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Angie the Original

Angelina Jolie does everything but introduce herself as Salt, Evelyn Salt in this geopolitical ultra-action thriller. Possessing the suave savoir-faire associated with Bond, James Bond, her Sa…

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Added Dec 25, 2010 01:28AM PST • Updated Jun 13, 2016 01:20AM PST
4th Kick-Ass
2010 Great 114 Points
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Chloƫ Grace Moretz

Convulsively funny, gleefully inappropriate and brilliantly executed, Kick-Ass exuberantly fulfills its title. A high school comedy as much as a spoof on superheroes, it deftly mines the touchst…

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Added Dec 25, 2010 01:18AM PST • Updated Jun 13, 2016 01:20AM PST
5th True Grit
2010 Great 100 Points
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Hailee Steinfeld

Darker and more realistic than the 1969 original featuring John Wayne, this 21st Century retelling of a classic Wild West retribution story succeeds in almost every respect — often funny, richly e…

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Added Dec 25, 2010 01:16AM PST • Updated Jun 13, 2016 01:20AM PST
6th The Girl with th...
2010 Great 66 Points
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Noomie Rapace

Hollywood must be licking its chops to remake this Swedish hit. Chockablock with career-making roles, combining fashionable anti-capitalist politics with feminist blood-lust, and striking a crispl…

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Added Dec 25, 2010 01:19AM PST • Updated Jun 13, 2016 01:20AM PST
7th Winter's Bone
2010 Very Good 96 Points
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JLaw in her first starring role

Heroism and bravery have a new name, and that name is Ree. Just 17 years old, Ree’s as brave and heroic as any movie hero ever. Played by stellar newcomer Jennifer Lawrence, her quest – *Winter’s…

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Added Dec 25, 2010 01:30AM PST • Updated Jun 13, 2016 01:20AM PST
8th Hanna
2011 Very Good 83 Points
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Saoirse Ronan

Action thrillers come no more accomplished than Hanna, brilliant director Joe Wright’s latest and perhaps greatest film. Profiling a genetically-modified 16 year old girl who would put 24’s Ja…

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Added Apr 30, 2011 11:28PM PST • Updated Jun 13, 2016 01:22AM PST

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Jan 11, 2011 10:19PM
Wick

Noted. First I gotta vu Hounddog. To that end, I’ve added it to my Gotta VuList, so that’s one step along the way…

Jan 10, 2011 8:13PM
BrianSez

Gotta add Hounddog to this list!