Sisters in Law (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

Sisters in Law (2005)

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In one small courthouse in Cameroon two women are determined to change a village, and are making progress that could change the world. The tough-minded state prosecutor Vera Ngassa and Court President Beatrice Ntuba are working to help women in their Muslim village find the courage to fight often-difficult cases of abuse, despite pressures from family and their community to remain silent. With fierce compassion, they dispense wisdom, wisecracks and justice in fair measure--handing down stiff sentences to those convicted.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Sisters in Law

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (13)

Grim but inspirational.

Full Review… | May 14, 2010
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Inspirational stuff, and often hysterical to boot.

Full Review… | July 6, 2006
L.A. Weekly
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A stirring movie about the ameliorative power of justice and mercy in a fascinating part of the world.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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The courtroom scenes have a lively immediacy matched by the fiery efficiency of Ngassa and Ntuba.

Full Review… | May 12, 2006
Seattle Times
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Despite the lack of an especially defined narrative arc, the people are what make the movie -- as they should in a tale like this.

Full Review… | May 5, 2006
Boston Globe
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This is a serious film, but it is also entertaining.

Full Review… | April 28, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Sisters in Law

½

[font=Century Gothic]"Sisters in Law" is an enlightening documentary about a courthouse in Cameroon where three criminal cases are heard: a nine-year old girl was raped; an abused woman filing a complaint against her husband and a young girl who was beaten by her guardian and ran away. Presiding over the court are two women, judge and prosecutor, who not only dispense justice and seek the truth but also educate.(Incredibly, two of the defendants were seemingly unaware that they had done anything wrong.) In the end, they give hope for all women in developing countries.[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font]

Walter M.
Walter M.

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