Go for Sisters

2013, Crime/Drama, 2h 3m

54 Reviews 250+ Ratings

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Meandering and diffuse, Go for Sisters proves a letdown for all but the most ardent John Sayles enthusiasts. Read critic reviews

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With help from a former detective (Edward James Olmos) and an old friend (Yolonda Ross), a parole officer (LisaGay Hamilton) tries to find her missing son (McKinley Belcher III).

Cast & Crew

Jesse Borrego
Juan Calles
John Sayles
Screenwriter
Kat Westergaard
Cinematographer
John Sayles
Film Editor
Mason Daring
Original Music
Mara A. Spear
Production Designer
Kevin Long
Art Director
Linda Natze Ruiz
Set Decoration
Dana R. Woods
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Critic Reviews for Go for Sisters

All Critics (54) | Top Critics (26) | Fresh (40) | Rotten (14)

  • John Sayles is too talented, too authentic and too original to make a flat-out bad movie, but he flirts with it in "Go for Sisters."

    December 19, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • This buddy/road film builds tension with its missing person quest in a border-crossing underworld.

    December 13, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Once Olmos joins the proceedings, "Go For Sisters" begins to resemble a banal prime-time cop show.

    December 12, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Few male writer-directors have explored female characters more ardently than John Sayles (Passion Fish, Sunshine State, Casa de los Babys), and this leisurely mystery features some of his best.

    December 12, 2013 | Full Review…
  • For a good while, writer-director John Sayles tricks you into thinking Go for Sisters is a crime thriller. But the movie turns out to be something different.

    December 12, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • What could have been a south-of-the-border thriller becomes a riskier, more daring emotional drama.

    December 10, 2013 | Full Review…
  • John Sayles is too talented, too authentic and too original to make a flat-out bad movie, but he flirts with it in "Go for Sisters."

    December 19, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • This buddy/road film builds tension with its missing person quest in a border-crossing underworld.

    December 13, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Once Olmos joins the proceedings, "Go For Sisters" begins to resemble a banal prime-time cop show.

    December 12, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Few male writer-directors have explored female characters more ardently than John Sayles (Passion Fish, Sunshine State, Casa de los Babys), and this leisurely mystery features some of his best.

    December 12, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Ross and Hamilton are captivating, and you'll come away from Go For Sisters in awe of them and thrilled because you'll have discovered a film that resoundingly fails to adhere to formula or stereotype.

    August 29, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It's Hamilton and Ross' incredible on-screen partnership that makes Go For Sisters a solid success for the indie maverick.

    April 3, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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  • Nov 10, 2013
    In her work as a parole officer, Bernice(LisaGay Hamilton) is reunited with her childhood friend Fontayne(Yolonda Ross) who has been trying to stay sober on the right side of the law as a short order cook. Ironically, Bernice soon has bigger problems to worry about when her estranged son is connected to the murder of Fuzzy Niles. With Fontayne's help, she makes a disturbing discovery and touches base with Freddy Suarez(Edward James Olmos), a former DEA agent. Tragically, John Sayles has fallen from favor as a director amongst the cognoscenti due to his lack of flashy style in the increasingly unhip universe of American independent movies. But that same lack of style is the best style for his latest film, "Go for Sisters," as he takes his time in telling a multifaceted and well-executed story about friends and family involving characters who are usually marginalized in not only society but also movies and also ones I would definitely like to see more of. That same pace also allows for all sorts of issues to be brought up and discussed intelligently like illegal immigration and the struggles of former convicts.
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