Go For Sisters (2013)



Critic Consensus: Meandering and diffuse, Go for Sisters proves a letdown for all but the most ardent John Sayles enthusiasts.

Movie Info

Two time Academy Award nominee John Sayles ("Lone Star") returns to the border in this new thriller starring Edward James Olmos. Bernice (LisaGay Hamilton) and Fontayne (Yolonda Ross) grew up the closest of friends, but took very different paths in life. Twenty years later, those paths cross: Fontayne is a recovering addict fresh out of jail, and Bernice is her new parole officer. But when Bernice's son Rodney goes missing on the Mexican border, his shady partners in hiding or brutally murdered, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: John Sayles
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 17, 2013
Box Office: $56.0k
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All Critics (53) | Top Critics (20)

John Sayles is too talented, too authentic and too original to make a flat-out bad movie, but he flirts with it in "Go for Sisters."

Full Review… | December 17, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
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This buddy/road film builds tension with its missing person quest in a border-crossing underworld.

Full Review… | December 17, 2013
Chicago Sun-Times
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A sci-fi-horror yarn stocked with a winning cast but hobbled by a lamebrained script and dull set pieces.

Full Review… | December 17, 2013
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Once Olmos joins the proceedings, "Go For Sisters" begins to resemble a banal prime-time cop show.

Full Review… | December 17, 2013
Washington Post
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Reminds us that you can give characters guns and tense face-offs without creating brain-dead action trash.

Full Review… | December 17, 2013
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Few male writer-directors have explored female characters more ardently than John Sayles (Passion Fish, Sunshine State, Casa de los Babys), and this leisurely mystery features some of his best.

Full Review… | December 17, 2013
Chicago Reader
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