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Sister Reviews

January 18, 2013
What a beautiful and desperate film.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 10, 2013
[An] absorbing French drama.
January 3, 2013
The movie takes a refreshingly low-key, observational approach to storytelling ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 6, 2012
"Sister" avoids sentimental indulgence. There's no room for wallowing in this spare, almost ascetic exercise ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 29, 2012
French-born director and co-screenwriter Ursula Meier balances the scenario's bleak, wrenching aspects with a stirring confidence in the redemptive power of love.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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 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
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
The chemistry between the two leads is a razor's-edge dance: feral, childish, tender and always complex.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 18, 2012
Movies about wayward kids are a European specialty. The new film "Sister" deepens the specialty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 17, 2012
The influence of Belgian masters Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's documentary eye for youth on the margins is evident in Ursula Meier's calmly heartbreaking drama.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 5, 2012
It's a terrific, bracingly sad movie.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 5, 2012
Meier's tight focus on her primary characters pays off: Seydoux brings a strong array of emotions to a highly unsympathetic part.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 4, 2012
A cool yet compassionate look at two people bound by love and shared struggles in a world of haves and have-nots.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 4, 2012
A work of precocious depth by Ursula Meier ("Home"), who's nervy enough to enlist the Alps as a metaphor, and inject a story of family dysfunction with just enough politics to make it a parable.
October 4, 2012
A penetrating study of familial bonds, quietly devastating in parts, beautiful on whole and destined to make you fall in love with a practiced and entirely amoral preteen thief.
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October 4, 2012
The script turns a little melodramatic, although Meier's tone remains clinical.
October 4, 2012
In spite of a setting that has characters in need co-existing with chalet-dwellers, Meier resists the temptation to contrast the noble scrappers with the grotesques who have it all.
Read More | Original Score: B+
October 2, 2012
Writer/director Ursula Meier uses a stripped-down, naturalistic aesthetic full of well-organized compositions that pay close attention to shifts in character mood, comportment, and behavior.
October 2, 2012
Meier is clearly carving out a path all her own; the next one should be a gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5