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Switchblade Sisters Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Badly acted, written and directed.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
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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 Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
David N. Butterworth

Definitely a product of its time.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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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 Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

January 1, 2000
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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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 Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 2/5

May 28, 2004
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

| Original Score: 2/5

March 6, 2005
Kat Giantis
Boxoffice Magazine

This movie never pretends to be more than what it is, which is pure exploitation.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

June 5, 2002
Richard Harrington
Washington Post
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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.

September 25, 2002
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

The gung-ho corniness, colorful characters, and unflinching bad-ass attitude are just so damn entertaining, and Hill is never apologetic...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

July 10, 2007
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Sublime, exploitative camp.

January 1, 2000
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

| Original Score: 3/5

November 17, 2003
Charlotte O'Sullivan
Sight and Sound

This is a film with all the itchily sweet passion of a Shangri-Las anthem, cranked up to full volume.

March 5, 2002
Bob McCabe
Empire Magazine

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 Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2000
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

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 Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2000
Bob Stephens
San Francisco Examiner

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.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner

January 1, 2000
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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A terrific example of efficient, resourceful filmmaking, and its depiction of urban ills is, if anything, all too prophetic.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 14, 2001
Michael Dequina

So hilarious, so trashy, and so utterly enjoyable that it truly must be seen to be believed.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Emanuel Levy

| Original Score: 3/5

July 6, 2005
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 9, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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February 9, 2006
Leonard Klady
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Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002

Washington Post
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