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The Banger Sisters Reviews

March 18, 2010
This is the directorial debut of Bob Dolman, who got his start scripting WKRP in Cincinnati, and as one might expect, he handles the comic material with aplomb and falls on his face whenever the story turns serious.
September 26, 2002
Hot idea. Tepid execution.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 26, 2002
So insipid it may turn even superannuated hippies into raging neocons.
September 23, 2002
There's a good movie to be made about fifty-something former groupies, but The Banger Sisters is not that movie.
September 22, 2002
There are many things that solid acting can do for a movie, but crafting something promising from a mediocre screenplay is not one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 20, 2002
From opening to closing credits, there isn't a single genuine moment.
September 20, 2002
Like those to Rome, all roads in The Banger Sisters inevitably lead to a joke about Hawn's breasts, which constantly threaten to upstage the woman sporting them.
September 20, 2002
It's an audience flattering Hollywood movie about the redemptive powers of vulgarity and joy of letting it all hang out. Even if it isn't yours.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 20, 2002
Sets up a nice concept for its fiftysomething leading ladies, but fails loudly in execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 20, 2002
What The Banger Sisters offers in place of an eloquent statement is the charm of two actresses at the top of their game in flashy roles and a smart script that's decidedly more coarse than sentimental.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 20, 2002
The script? Please.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 20, 2002
[Sarandon] and Hawn click with a lovable, kinetic kick -- much as Sarandon and Geena Davis did in Thelma & Louise.
Read More | Original Score: B+
September 20, 2002
Hawn, Sarandon and Rush are, quite simply, a fabulous trio of originals. They bring far more to The Banger Sisters than it deserves.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 20, 2002
A shrewdly observed, relatively subtle and gentle satire that exudes genuine empathy and understanding for all its varied characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 20, 2002
Plays like a television pilot.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
September 20, 2002
Read More | Original Score: C
September 20, 2002
Hawn and Sarandon hit the ground running, and are so funny and goofy that they distract and delight us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 20, 2002
It's both sitcomishly predictable and cloying in its attempts to be poignant.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 20, 2002
Watching the two women rekindle their relationship is the great pleasure of the movie, particularly since it looks as if Sarandon and Hawn had a blast together.
September 20, 2002
Dolman confines himself to shtick and sentimentality -- the one bald and the other sloppy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 20, 2002
Hawn and Sarandon manage to pull off the transition back into party girls, if barely. I'm just glad Bea Arthur and Betty White passed on the script.
September 19, 2002
The movie eventually snaps under the strain of its plot contrivances and its need to reassure.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 19, 2002
The film's vision of the '60s is like a bland cover version of a once-vibrant song. Even if you're tempted to sing along, you know you're missing out on something.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 19, 2002
It glistens and even sparkles, courtesy of a top-tier cast headed by Goldie Hawn and Susan Sarandon.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 19, 2002
Hawn, giving her best performance in a long, long time, and Sarandon, who is almost incapable of bad acting, are funny and believable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 19, 2002
An exhilarating estrogen flick for those losing theirs and contact Viagra for everyone else.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 19, 2002
The actresses find their own rhythm and protect each other from the script's bad ideas and awkwardness.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 19, 2002
Sarandon's motherly sexiness is appealing, but it's Hawn, in a warm and deep performance as the hapless but free-spirited Suzette, who walks away with the movie.
September 19, 2002
A likable, cheerfully off-color comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 19, 2002
A lot of fun, with an undeniable energy sparked by two actresses in their 50s working at the peak of their powers.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 19, 2002
The movie wavers between Hallmark card sentimentality and goofy, life-affirming moments straight out of a cellular phone commercial.
Read More | Original Score: C+
September 19, 2002
Dolman's directorial debut betrays his stars.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
September 17, 2002
[Plays] in broad outline as pandering middle-age buddy-comedy.
September 12, 2002
Feisty fun from start to finish.
September 6, 2002
Goldie Hawn and Susan Sarandon are an inspired dream team.
September 5, 2002
Clunky plotting and an uninteresting character creep into a potentially funnier and more endearing scenario.