Go For Sisters Reviews

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."
December 13, 2013
This buddy/road film builds tension with its missing person quest in a border-crossing underworld.
December 12, 2013
Once Olmos joins the proceedings, "Go For Sisters" begins to resemble a banal prime-time cop show.
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
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 10, 2013
What could have been a south-of-the-border thriller becomes a riskier, more daring emotional drama.
November 21, 2013
Though fitfully entertaining, it lacks the conviction and urgency present in even the weakest of his quasi agit-prop productions.
November 14, 2013
The actors' unforced chemistry defies the artifice. Olmos' delectable hamminess and Hamilton's unfussy performance convey volumes. Ross, guarded and resilient, is a revelation.
Top Critic
November 8, 2013
The deeper the plot takes us into a criminal underworld, the more Sayles grasps at plot points and appears plain bored.
November 8, 2013
It's a deftly scripted parade of low-key character studies; just don't expect too much from the plot, which feels like an afterthought.