• R, 1 hr. 38 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Bob Dolman
    In Theaters:
    Sep 20, 2002 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 28, 2003
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures


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The Banger Sisters Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Despite its rock 'n' roll trappings, The Banger Sisters is like an After-School Special with better actors and more swearing.

| Original Score: C

September 6, 2003
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs

How cute: Goldie Hawn plays Kate Hudson's role from "Almost Famous" thirty years later.

Full Review Source: Film Snobs | Original Score: 1/5

October 4, 2002
James Berardinelli
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There are many things that solid acting can do for a movie, but crafting something promising from a mediocre screenplay is not one of them.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

September 22, 2002
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

When the groans outnumber the laughs, you know you're watching a bad comedy.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 1/4

September 20, 2002
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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There's a good movie to be made about fifty-something former groupies, but The Banger Sisters is not that movie.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

September 23, 2002
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies

The Banger Sisters is not a terrible film but ultimately a missed opportunity, an opportunity to show the outcomes of those deluded Band-Aids from Almost Famous, or even as a demonstration of the inevitable paths of people whose experiences peaked when th

Full Review Source: IGN Movies

July 2, 2008
Nick Schager
Matinee Magazine

A middling, overly predictable comedy.

Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine | Original Score: C+

October 8, 2002
Eric D. Snider

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C

September 21, 2002
Frank Ochieng

The Banger Sisters occasionally exhibit a raw sense of sexuality that compliments the alluring maturity of bombastic babes Sarandon and Hawn. Still, these ravishing relics just couldn't pull off a noteworthy tune to the same old song and dance

Full Review Source: TheWorldJournal.com | Original Score: 2/4

September 22, 2002
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

A drama filmed like a comedy with the wrong actresses in the wrong roles.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

September 19, 2002
Arthur Lazere

Instead of digging more deeply and drawing more complex characters and motivations, [Dolman] skims along the surface, plays to the mass market, and delivers a sitcom which will be forgotten a week after it is seen.

Full Review Source: culturevulture.net

September 19, 2002
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

I'm in a deep funk after watching this offensive, unfunny comedy starring two of my favorite actresses.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

September 21, 2002
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

I felt sorry for the deceased Jim Morrison, an authentic icon of the hippie era, whose name is used in vain here.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: D

December 9, 2002
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...Hawn is undoubtedly bubbly and effervescent, and she pretty much carries this trifle, but her woman-child act is growing thin, even when she's apparently spoofing it.

| Original Score: 5/10

January 12, 2003

'Ejemplo de una cinta en que no importa el talento de su reparto o lo interesante que pudo haber resultado su premisa, pues el resultado es francamente aburrido y, por momentos, deplorable.'

Full Review Source: Moviola | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 27, 2003
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

As performances caricaturais do trio principal comprovam que até mesmo atores talentosos podem ser derrotados por roteiros pavorosos como o desta produção.

| Original Score: 1/5

August 14, 2004
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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[Plays] in broad outline as pandering middle-age buddy-comedy.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 17, 2002
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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The movie wavers between Hallmark card sentimentality and goofy, life-affirming moments straight out of a cellular phone commercial.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C+

September 19, 2002
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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The movie eventually snaps under the strain of its plot contrivances and its need to reassure.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

September 19, 2002
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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Hawn and Sarandon manage to pull off the transition back into party girls, if barely. I'm just glad Bea Arthur and Betty White passed on the script.

September 20, 2002
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 7, 2002
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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November 6, 2002
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
September 20, 2002
Rose Capp
Senses of Cinema
December 30, 2002
Alexander Walker
This is London
February 1, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003

Boston Phoenix
September 21, 2002

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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September 23, 2002

November 14, 2002

February 4, 2003

Guardian [UK]
March 25, 2003

February 1, 2004

Time Out
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January 26, 2006
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