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Sister Reviews

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November 28, 2012
For the most part a distant film, Sister supplies a full behavioral experience that's riveting at times, with lead performances by Lea Seydoux and Kacey Mottet Klein communicating isolation in bravely vulnerable ways.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 9, 2012
Seydoux perfectly captures the anger and self-defeat of ill-educated, hedonistic, man-chasing young women who live on the fringes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 5, 2012
Emotionally engaging and impeccably crafted
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 2, 2012
Léa Seydoux fulfills Louise, and Kacey Mottet Klein, as Simon, is one more to join the pantheon of film's excellent child actors.
November 1, 2012
Klein and Seydoux give such naturalistic performances that they're never overwhelmed by the spectacle.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 1, 2012
Haunting and sad. And absolutely worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 1, 2012
"Sister" is loose and episodic, but held together with nicely sketched characters.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 1, 2012
[A]voids bathos. . .reveals unexpected depth in a heartbreaking bond. . . Different classes conflict [in] adjacent spaces . . .in spare, realistic Dardennes' style.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 29, 2012
Meier draws out wonderfully naturalistic performances from her young stars, with Mottet Klein particularly good as the young roustabout Simon ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 28, 2012
It comes over like a subtle short story and is well acted.
October 26, 2012
Meier's portrait of Simon ... is richly atmospheric and never sentimental.
October 26, 2012
An enigmatic, heartfelt account of a vulnerable young boy's yearning for a better life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 26, 2012
Most intriguing is how the writers and director have transformed what's essentially a rather dark, bleak story into something involving and emotionally resonant, all without ever turning sentimental.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 25, 2012
It is an interesting and well-made movie, though with an uncertain ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 25, 2012
Sister gradually reveals pattern in its tapestry of everyday life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 25, 2012
An expert piece of storytelling with a host of strong character turns and thematic depth to burn.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 25, 2012
A healthy seam of mischief helps cut through the occasionally rote social comment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 24, 2012
An emotionally engaging, beautifully shot and impressively directed Dardennes-esque French drama with a superb script and excellent performances from Kacey Mottet Klein and Léa Seydoux.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 23, 2012
An unusual, involving, slightly strained character study from Ursula Meier, the French director of 2008's satirical dystopia, 'Home'.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 19, 2012
'Sister' often recalls the recent work of the Dardenne brothers of Belgium and that landmark of the French new wave, Francois Truffaut's 'The 400 Blows' (1959).
Full Review | Original Score: A minus
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