The Other Sister Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
Giovanni Ribisi could be his generation's Dustin Hoffman... he could also be his generation's Richard Benjamin...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
For what is supposed to be a poignant love story, The Other Sister fails to show much spark.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
The film pushes the outer limits of just how long anyone with a normal I.Q. can watch what should be a TV sitcom.
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
January 1, 2000
Grotesquely sentimental, shamelessly manipulative and fundamentally bad.
Top Critic
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Never manages more than a glib, TV movie-of- the-week glance at their lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
January 1, 2000
A torturous endurance test!
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Top Critic
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
A neatly wrapped made-for-TV homily!
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Everything is reduced to a transparent formula. And everyone plays their schematic part.
Sandra Contreras
TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 1, 2000
Warm-hearted but ultimately soft!
Steven Boone
Citysearch
January 1, 2000
The surprises are interesting, but not enough to save the film from itself.
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
January 1, 2000
This movie offers itself to us like a cow with too many udders.
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
It's as dull as a butter knife and slowed to interminable mediocrity, and inadvertently brings to mind the title of Marshall's autobiography: "Wake Me When It's Funny."
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
January 1, 2000
It has all the right cast members...but it cripples them with the screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 1, 2000
The press notes describe The Other Sister as 'uplifting' and 'bittersweet'; a more accurate description would be 'insulting.'
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 1, 2000
instead of frank talk about real issues, "Sister" stubbornly accentuates the positive, offering up gorgeous houses and a sweeping pop soundtrack instead of any sort of insight into the problems a woman in Carla's situation might face.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Has neither the imagination nor the reach of Forrest Gump.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Lacks the depth of thought this complex topic deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Lewis is terrific!
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
impresses with its hardy ability to tickle and tear its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Builds toward an emotional crescendo that will fill you with tears, many of joy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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