Venus And Serena Reviews

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2014
This documentary shows that the Williams sisters have always been judged by a different standard than everyone else, except in terms of wins and losses. It is the Williams family against the world, and they like it that way.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Kimber Myers
The Playlist
August 13, 2013
They've made the sport more interesting, both as black athletes and as women...we left Venus and Serena inspired us to get out in the sun and get moving. And call our siblings.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Steve O'Brien
Total Film
July 2, 2013
It doesn't quite get inside their heads, but it's brimming with vigour - rather like the girls themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London
June 28, 2013
They're perfect American drama queens. All that's missing is a last act.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew Pulver
Guardian
June 27, 2013
The sisters themselves reveal a little, mostly because of Serena's unguarded imperiousness; but as a study of sports supercelebrity it's a tad subdued.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Catherine Bray
Time Out
June 25, 2013
An amiable enough overview, with the occasional 'say what?' moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
June 12, 2013
It might allow further appreciation of their accomplishments, but the one-sided approach too easily glosses over the more controversial aspects of their lives.
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Loren King
Boston Globe
May 24, 2013
Does the film pull back the curtain on who they are and what drives them? Not so much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Dan DeLuca
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 17, 2013
How much new does Venus and Serena have to tell us? Not enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Alissa Simon
Variety
May 15, 2013
An engaging, warts-and-all look at the Williams sisters.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
May 15, 2013
The film works better as a thrilling but superficial celebration of two incredible athletes instead of a personal portrait of two world-famous women who continue to make sports history.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kam Williams
AALBC.com
May 11, 2013
Revealing biopic examines roots and rise of world-class Williams sisters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Robert Levin
amNewYork
May 10, 2013
Less hagiography than a movie about an unusual, fascinating bond between sisters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
May 10, 2013
Fans probably won't learn much they don't already know, but the film covers enough ground to feel like the movie equivalent of one of those lengthy, in-depth articles you used to get in the magazine of your Sunday newspaper.
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
May 10, 2013
The movie offers up much fascinating then-and-now footage.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Marsha McCreadie
Film Journal International
May 10, 2013
Documentary about the phenomenal tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams sees them as women as well as phenomenon.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
May 10, 2013
Will you know Venus and Serena any better after watching this movie than you did before? Probably not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Liz Clarke
Washington Post
May 10, 2013
An insightful look into the remarkable rise of the tennis-playing Williams sisters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
May 10, 2013
Any tennis fan interested in a straight-up account of what makes these fiercely talented players tick ... will find much to enjoy in "Venus and Serena."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
May 9, 2013
Think of this movie as a greatest-hits package, with some good stuff to show but nothing very new to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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