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The Other Sister Reviews

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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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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Bob Bloom
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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
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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.
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.
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
It's as dull as a butter knife and slowed to interminable mediocrity, and inadvertently brings to mind the title of Marshall's autobiography: "Wake Me When It's Funny."
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
January 1, 2000
It has all the right cast members...but it cripples them with the screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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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.
Diane Selkirk
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 70/100
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Lacks the depth of thought this complex topic deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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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
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