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The Other Sister Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
Giovanni Ribisi could be his generation's Dustin Hoffman... he could also be his generation's Richard Benjamin...
| Original Score: B-
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
For what is supposed to be a poignant love story, The Other Sister fails to show much spark.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Beautifully acted!
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Shameless in its use of mental retardation as a gimmick, a prop and a plot device.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Sean P. Means
Film.com
January 1, 2000
So over-the-top maudlin that it makes Patch Adams and Stepmom look stoic and reserved.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Lewis is terrific!
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
There's a word for this vulgar family-therapy movie: retarded.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
impresses with its hardy ability to tickle and tear its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
Not only is the film way too long, but it often comes across as extremely haphazard with many scenes seeming too random, unattached to the greater picture and/or orphaned midstream.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Builds toward an emotional crescendo that will fill you with tears, many of joy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Lacks the depth of thought this complex topic deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Has neither the imagination nor the reach of Forrest Gump.
| Original Score: 2/4
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
The film pushes the outer limits of just how long anyone with a normal I.Q. can watch what should be a TV sitcom.
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
January 1, 2000
Grotesquely sentimental, shamelessly manipulative and fundamentally bad.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Never manages more than a glib, TV movie-of- the-week glance at their lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
January 1, 2000
A torturous endurance test!
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
A neatly wrapped made-for-TV homily!
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Everything is reduced to a transparent formula. And everyone plays their schematic part.
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Bob Fenster
Arizona Republic
January 1, 2000
The charming innocence in this unusual take on first love and first heartbreak gives THE OTHER SISTER its special quality.
Sandra Contreras
TV Guide
January 1, 2000
Warm-hearted but ultimately soft!
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