It sounds like it should be incredibly trite, but it never really is, despite a few alarming dips into the waters of cliché. Strong performances from the four leads carry a well-crafted film along to its emotional but never quite poignant ending.
| Original Score: 6/10
Pop moviemaking aimed towards an underserved demographic, but one respects its approach in assuming its audience is at least intelligent and emotionally mature.
| Original Score: 7/10
Equal parts touching and corny, the film is a sentimental teen girl summer adventure that has enough genuine moments to rise above its familiar feeling of plain old recycled clothing.
For the most part, director Ken Kwapis and screenwriters Delia Ephron and Elizabeth Chandler (who adapted Ann Brashares' novel) keep things tart, dry-eyed and briskly moving.
Four friends on a quest to find something, only to realize that anything resembling an answer is to be found in the journey itself, in their friendships, and in themselves.
| Original Score: 3/4
Sisterhood is one of those rare teen movies that not only encapsulates the hazards of growing up but allows an adult audience to relate to and enjoy instead of endure.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Makes my skin crawl. You?
| Original Score: 1.5/4
The film is filled with positive messages ...
Sisterhood may not be much more than a story about girlfriends growing up, and it's not going to score any points for edginess, but it's entertaining in a low-key, non-threatening kind of way.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants is ideal for a mother-daughter or best-friends-forever cinema excursion, but it may not be the most satisfying two hours for the rest of the movie-going public.
| Original Score: 3/5
The cinema has seen plenty of coming-of-age tales over the decades, but few are as sweet and well-constructed as this take on the popular Ann Brashares novel.
| Original Score: B
Call it something of a minor miracle that The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants has turned out so enormously enjoyable.
| Original Score: 3/4
There is such confidence and loving direction in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants."
| Original Score: 4/5
It's all a bit simplistic, but it's harmless enough and goes down smoothly. I rather enjoyed it.
Four strong performances from four young actresses aside, there's nothing here that you haven't seen before, better, and with a lot more sincerity.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
You may actually think it's going somewhere at the time. But ultimately, you realize it's only going through the motions.
| Original Score: 2/5
Unashamedly aimed at its pre-teen target market, who will probably in all fairness, really enjoy it.
It sounds like a touchy-feely Gap commercial, but this fantastical premise jars with a refreshingly realistic look at girls making the tricky transition to womanhood.
The cast lend a great deal of credibility to the material and director Ken Kwapis knows when to cut away from a scene when it carries the potential for shmaltz.
For all its good intentions, this Sisterhood is divine.