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½ August 2, 2017
Strong, emotional yet simple film that is unpredictable and both desperate and hopeful at the same time.
February 10, 2017
One of the best films I have seen in the past couple of years, great performances from the cast. Ursula Meier really managed to capture the constraints of Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) and the dysfunctional relationship with his sister, Louise (Léa Seydoux)
½ September 9, 2016
Living with an older sister who is in and out of work, 12-year-old Simon steals ski equipment at a Swiss mountain resort, selling it in the valley below to support them. Beneath his tough exterior the needy child shows through in heart-breaking ways. A bit slow moving in places, and more than a little depressing.
Super Reviewer
February 15, 2016
Meier shows that she can manage a sad subject with sensitivity while Klein shines as the adorable and charismatic young protagonist, but the film doesn't seem to know how to end and the two only English-speaking characters added to the story are superfluous.
½ April 13, 2015
The characters are extremely hard to identify and sympathize with. The story also came to basically no conclusion. Moral of the story is that people suck I guess?
January 9, 2015
Excellent movie! What a great performance by that boy!
½ October 18, 2014
Surprising things are revealed in this film that promises mostly coming-of-age antics and teenage thievery. It will make you question relationships, how they were formed, and how they continue. It's a good film with lingering questions.
½ September 14, 2014
Excelente, un drama duro y muy bien logrado. La actuación de Kacey Mottet Klein es excelente logra transmitir la falta de cariño y el deseo de una familia de manera espectacular. Un guión muy bien estructurado y una fotografía de calidad.
½ July 26, 2014
In the vein of Pialat, Malle, and the Dardenne brothers--Ursula Meier beautifully perfects the domestic drama, creating a high standard for future filmmakers as well as the current giants of cinematic realism.

July 19, 2014
Kacey Mottet Klein (Simon) simply rocks.
Super Reviewer
½ June 29, 2014
At the tender age of 12, Simon(Kacey Mottet Klein) is the man of the house and has all the responsibilities that go along with it. That has a lot to do with his older sister Louise(Lea Seydoux) not being to hold down either a job or a boyfriend. So, Simon travels up to a nearby ski resort where he steals anything that is not nailed down which he sells later to support them. While there, he finds an unlikely business partner(Martin Compston) and meets a friendly tourist(Gillian Anderson).

Even without much of a story to speak of, "Sister" is still a harrowing tale of survival on the edge. As such, sometimes it is a little hard to watch but in the end is quite worthwhile. That is set around a classic separation of the classes who only rarely meet on personal terms. But in this fictional world, things are rather topsy turvy, encapsulated in the enigmatic final shot and symbolized by a huge plot twist 2/3 of the way through that while maybe a shock is actually not all that surprising.
½ March 18, 2014
muyyyy buena! gracias isat
½ March 3, 2014
Great film. Have no idea how anyone thought this film was slow moving.
February 21, 2014
Its lead actor Kacey Mottet Klein, delivered a very powerful performance. He led most of the movie excellently, with it's supporting cast les by LÃ (C)a Seydoux. The story was very different to what I was expecting it to be, but it turned out to be very good. It's main theme was very mature and sad, but the great acting made it till the end, making the movie bolder and better.
February 15, 2014
This film executes a high performances and extreme replica of reality. A big round of applause.
January 30, 2014
Swiss. A different side of Switzerland.
½ January 19, 2014
interesting, but not necessarily good
January 14, 2014
4/5 --- Wow, a small film with several powerful messages. I teared up twice, some spectacular scenes visually of the mountainous snowy landscapes and the low-key type of drama I enjoy most. Lea Seydoux can be in anything and I'll watch. Her choice of films are bold, bold in acting and bold in topic. The story surprised me.
½ January 14, 2014
A haunting portrait of desperate souls that takes its ques from the French New Waves and lives up to its influences. Netflix streaming now.
Super Reviewer
½ December 28, 2013
Really well done movie. I wanted to feel sorry for the pair of them, but I just couldn't, they were too unlikeable with their actions. But then part of me understood why they were both like that.
Very subtle film that does challenge you a little.
Gillian Anderson is barely in it. Not sure why she has top billing. Her character is really nothing here and could easily have been omitted.
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