• PG, 1 hr. 59 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:    Ken Kwapis
  • In Theaters:    Jun 1, 2005 Wide
  • On DVD:    Oct 11, 2005
  • Warner Bros. Pictures

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
April 1, 2011

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
August 18, 2008

Pop moviemaking aimed towards an underserved demographic, but one respects its approach in assuming its audience is at least intelligent and emotionally mature.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
May 24, 2007

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.

David Noh
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007

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.

Camerin Courtney
Christianity Today
October 11, 2006

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
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
December 28, 2005

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
December 18, 2005

Makes my skin crawl. You?

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic
December 9, 2005

The film is filled with positive messages ...

Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
December 6, 2005

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Stina Chyn
Film Threat
December 6, 2005

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
October 14, 2005

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.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 6, 2005

Call it something of a minor miracle that The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants has turned out so enormously enjoyable.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat
October 5, 2005

There is such confidence and loving direction in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants."

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 1, 2005

It's all a bit simplistic, but it's harmless enough and goes down smoothly. I rather enjoyed it.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com
September 27, 2005

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Fred Topel
IGN Movies
September 23, 2005

You may actually think it's going somewhere at the time. But ultimately, you realize it's only going through the motions.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
August 27, 2005

Unashamedly aimed at its pre-teen target market, who will probably in all fairness, really enjoy it.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stella Papamichael
BBC.com
August 23, 2005

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Collin Souter
eFilmCritic.com
August 2, 2005

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
June 29, 2005

For all its good intentions, this Sisterhood is divine.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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