• Unrated, 1 hr. 37 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Ursula Meier
    In Theaters:
    Oct 5, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Jun 25, 2014
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  • Sister
    2 minutes 24 seconds
    Added: May 18, 2012


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Sister Reviews

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Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Emotionally engaging and impeccably crafted

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 5, 2012
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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Léa Seydoux fulfills Louise, and Kacey Mottet Klein, as Simon, is one more to join the pantheon of film's excellent child actors.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

November 2, 2012
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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Klein and Seydoux give such naturalistic performances that they're never overwhelmed by the spectacle.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

November 1, 2012
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Haunting and sad. And absolutely worth seeing.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 1, 2012
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

"Sister" is loose and episodic, but held together with nicely sketched characters.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

November 1, 2012
Nora Lee Mandel

[A]voids bathos. . .reveals unexpected depth in a heartbreaking bond. . . Different classes conflict [in] adjacent spaces . . .in spare, realistic Dardennes' style.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 7/10

November 1, 2012

Meier draws out wonderfully naturalistic performances from her young stars, with Mottet Klein particularly good as the young roustabout Simon ...

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 3/5

October 29, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

It comes over like a subtle short story and is well acted.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

October 28, 2012
Derek Malcolm
This is London

Meier's portrait of Simon ... is richly atmospheric and never sentimental.

Full Review Source: This is London

October 26, 2012
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

An enigmatic, heartfelt account of a vulnerable young boy's yearning for a better life.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 4/5

October 26, 2012
Rich Cline

Most intriguing is how the writers and director have transformed what's essentially a rather dark, bleak story into something involving and emotionally resonant, all without ever turning sentimental.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

October 26, 2012
Peter Bradshaw

It is an interesting and well-made movie, though with an uncertain ending.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

October 25, 2012
Leo Robson
Financial Times

Sister gradually reveals pattern in its tapestry of everyday life.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 4/5

October 25, 2012
David Jenkins
Little White Lies

An expert piece of storytelling with a host of strong character turns and thematic depth to burn.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 4/5

October 25, 2012
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

A healthy seam of mischief helps cut through the occasionally rote social comment.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 4/5

October 25, 2012
Matthew Turner

An emotionally engaging, beautifully shot and impressively directed Dardennes-esque French drama with a superb script and excellent performances from Kacey Mottet Klein and Léa Seydoux.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

October 24, 2012
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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An unusual, involving, slightly strained character study from Ursula Meier, the French director of 2008's satirical dystopia, 'Home'.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

October 23, 2012
James Verniere
Boston Herald

'Sister' often recalls the recent work of the Dardenne brothers of Belgium and that landmark of the French new wave, Francois Truffaut's 'The 400 Blows' (1959).

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: A minus

October 19, 2012
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

Psychologically complex. You may be shocked, you may be moved, but you won't easily forget "Sister."

Full Review Source: Movie Dearest | Original Score: B+

October 19, 2012

Director Ursula Meier reveals a whopper of a twist that packs the impact of a piledriver performed on top of a folding table.

Full Review Source: NECN | Original Score: A-

October 19, 2012
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