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Go For Sisters Reviews

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April 3, 2019
It's Hamilton and Ross' incredible on-screen partnership that makes Go For Sisters a solid success for the indie maverick.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 4, 2018
Go For Sisters prefers the roads less traveled - only in a Sayles film would a car chase be interrupted for a stop for gas - and for those that enjoy the scenic route, it's an bumpy yet agreeable ride.
August 14, 2014
A dangerous border town as no country for old men or middle-aged sisters either.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 7, 2014
Even the smallest of the many roles in the cast has some telling detail, and Olmos makes the most of a grumpy bear rousted from his hiding place.
December 19, 2013
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."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 18, 2013
Sayles' original screenplay uses the broken criminal justice and immigration systems as a backdrop for its story, never pushing a political agenda at the expense of its human one.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 18, 2013
Few other filmmakers could handle this material with such an even hand.
Read More | Original Score: B
December 17, 2013
While this film is not up to LONE STAR, it is an involving if low-key thriller that uses the setting with its drug gangs and illegal emigration scams as palpably as a character.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 17, 2013
It's an intriguing work, one that is handled intelligently and with sensitive acting from the leads.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 14, 2013
Both a perceptive human drama and old school crime mystery, Go for Sisters is a film with a lot to say and deserving of your utmost attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 13, 2013
This buddy/road film builds tension with its missing person quest in a border-crossing underworld.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 13, 2013
The strong characters and their fascinating relationships save the movie. The two women are both strong, smart and cynical.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 12, 2013
Once Olmos joins the proceedings, "Go For Sisters" begins to resemble a banal prime-time cop show.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 12, 2013
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
An absorbing picture with two exceptional performances from LisaGay Hamilton and Yolonda Ross, who bring sublime presence to an effort that often needs their conviction.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 12, 2013
It's a sharp character study with rare leading roles for not one but two African-American actresses.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 12, 2013
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 10, 2013
What could have been a south-of-the-border thriller becomes a riskier, more daring emotional drama.
December 9, 2013
Lady Justice wears a blindfold, but her earthly emissaries have been known to sneak a peak now and then. Go for Sisters portrays these deviations from the straight and narrow and from the unfeeling ideal of justice with a delicate touch.
December 6, 2013
Go for Sisters is writer/director Sayles' best film in a number of years, and since this icon of the American independent cinema can always be counted on to deliver maverick work, his latest alternative to the mainstream is welcome indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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