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My Sister's Keeper Reviews

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February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 15, 2011
Tearjerker that aims for rarefied feelings as well as knee-jerk, sentimental moments.
July 6, 2010
Yes, unabashed weeper My Sister's Keeper has that Hollywood sheen -- but it's the unexpectedly piercing realness of this family's anguish that's going to get you. Just try to hold back the waterworks.
December 11, 2009
Strong performances, and a subtle script make director Cassavetes film one of the better tearjerkers of the year...
December 6, 2009
The film has its flaws and swims in meticulously crafted schmaltz... yet also has well-conceived tender moments hiding in the fringes.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 11, 2009
[I]ntelligent, moving and even occasionally funny, although you might want to bring along a few tissues just in case.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 31, 2009
Cassavetes...shows great skill in weaving bright moments -- even an adolescent romance -- into the gloom. It's still bittersweet, but like mass-produced crème caramel, never too bitter.
July 31, 2009
Bring the tissues. This film works.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 29, 2009
There's no question that this is a really intriguing drama and a drama that I think deserved better treatment than it gets here because I think Nick Cassevetes -- I don't think he's a very good director, really.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 29, 2009
There is a touch of contrivance to the set-up that is not totally convincing and the film avoids much of the ethical arguments in favour of family drama. But I must admit to being affected.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 29, 2009
A morally ambiguous tearjerker with a twist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 29, 2009
As manufactured Disease of the Week weepies go, Nick Cassavetes's drama based on a Jodi Picoult bestseller, is surprisingly moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 29, 2009
The decision to avoid unnecessary sentimentality defines this film, elevating it to a more thoughtful if a touch less engaging arena, sacrificing emotional escapism for conversation provoking tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 15, 2009
Sometimes, a sad story isn't just a manipulative venture that makes you cry. Sometimes, as in 'The Notebook,' it's a tale well told that brings out honest emotions. Sometimes, it's in a movie such as 'My Sister's Keeper.'
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
July 15, 2009
Navigates a minefield of emotional explosives intelligently and sensitively, with excellent performances that strike the right balance between heartfelt and hand-wringing.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 10, 2009
The performances are first-rate, with special commendation to Vassilieva in a breakout performance as a teen striving for normalcy in spite of her cancer.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 3, 2009
...a high-class tear-jerker thanks to an intelligent script...sensitive direction...and strong performances...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 3, 2009
A very satisfying, if emotionally draining, experience. Needless to say you should take a large box of hankies - plus a bottle of water so you can rehydrate afterwards.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 3, 2009
My Sister's Keeper becomes a well-heeled weepie in which the family's comfortable existence, despite the misfortunes of fate, is hardly challenged at all.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 29, 2009
...will relieve six months worth of tears for audiences willing to take its cathartic journey.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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