Following his Oscar-winning script for “Precious,” Geoffrey Fletcher’s directorial debut manages to be precious in a whole different way, sadly far-removed from the approach he took adapting the novel “Push” by Sapphire. Last and least in a run of pics that fancy teen girls as cold-blooded killers, “Violet & Daisy” offers a questionably sentimental spin on the Hit Girl gimmick seen in “Kick-Ass,” casting the armed-and-dangerous stars of “Sin City” (Alexis Bledel) and “Hanna” (Saoirse Ronan) as a pair of implausible assassins. This cutesy dark comedy seems destined for cult status, but could also connect with less Puritanical overseas auds. [...]


Violet & Daisy is a meditation on love, friendship and death told in a surreal fable ostensibly about a pair of teenage girl assassins. The film’s writer-director, Geoffrey Fletcher, came to everyone’s attention when he penned the screenplay for Precious. So when you win an Oscar, you get to do a pet project such as Violet & Daisy. Fletcher is not at the stage as a film artist to be able to pull off a venture this ambitious, but the film contains a number of fine moments when the actors, director and screenplay really spark to life, when you can see the movie Fletcher wants to make but can’t quite reach. [...]

The Hollywood Reporter