Switchblade Sisters Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 10, 2007
The gung-ho corniness, colorful characters, and unflinching bad-ass attitude are just so damn entertaining, and Hill is never apologetic...
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
November 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
Sight and Sound
March 5, 2002
This is a film with all the itchily sweet passion of a Shangri-Las anthem, cranked up to full volume.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
A terrific example of efficient, resourceful filmmaking, and its depiction of urban ills is, if anything, all too prophetic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 1, 2000
So hilarious, so trashy, and so utterly enjoyable that it truly must be seen to be believed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Sublime, exploitative camp.
Bob McCabe
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
Like most things that fall over into the ever expanding trap of 70s revivalism, it's kitsch and it's fun but in a rather restricted way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A nifty little movie, full of all the lurid teases, off-the-cuff production values, and trenchant topicality that make exploitation movies the fascinating cultural time capsules and filmmaking treasures that they are.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bob Stephens
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Switchblade, like most of its genre cousins, tries to live up to the impact of its generative poster, and it comes very close to delivering what the artwork promises.
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
March 6, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
May 28, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
September 25, 2002
The acting is so bad that apparently none of the performers ever got another job in the movies, and the costumes in Ben Hur seem less dated that those on display here.
Kat Giantis
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
This movie never pretends to be more than what it is, which is pure exploitation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Definitely a product of its time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
To watch Switchblade Sisters is to visit a never-never land of shopworn media images colliding in a tabloid high school of the mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
A 1975 exploitation dud, this is the kind of movie Cinemax screens late at night. It's not just bad, it's execrable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Badly acted, written and directed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Just good enough to make it understandable why someone else might really like it. And it's just bad enough to make you wonder about such a person.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Leonard Klady
Variety
March 26, 2009
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 9, 2007
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
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Washington Post
September 26, 2002
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
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