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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
April 1, 2011
It sounds like it should be incredibly trite, but it never really is, despite a few alarming dips into the waters of cliché. Strong performances from the four leads carry a well-crafted film along to its emotional but never quite poignant ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
August 18, 2008
Pop moviemaking aimed towards an underserved demographic, but one respects its approach in assuming its audience is at least intelligent and emotionally mature.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
May 24, 2007
Equal parts touching and corny, the film is a sentimental teen girl summer adventure that has enough genuine moments to rise above its familiar feeling of plain old recycled clothing.
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David Noh
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
For the most part, director Ken Kwapis and screenwriters Delia Ephron and Elizabeth Chandler (who adapted Ann Brashares' novel) keep things tart, dry-eyed and briskly moving.
Camerin Courtney
Christianity Today
October 11, 2006
Four friends on a quest to find something, only to realize that anything resembling an answer is to be found in the journey itself, in their friendships, and in themselves.
| Original Score: 3/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
December 28, 2005
Sisterhood is one of those rare teen movies that not only encapsulates the hazards of growing up but allows an adult audience to relate to and enjoy instead of endure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture
December 9, 2005
The film is filled with positive messages ...
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Sisterhood may not be much more than a story about girlfriends growing up, and it's not going to score any points for edginess, but it's entertaining in a low-key, non-threatening kind of way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
October 14, 2005
The cinema has seen plenty of coming-of-age tales over the decades, but few are as sweet and well-constructed as this take on the popular Ann Brashares novel.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 6, 2005
Call it something of a minor miracle that The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants has turned out so enormously enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat
October 5, 2005
There is such confidence and loving direction in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 1, 2005
It's all a bit simplistic, but it's harmless enough and goes down smoothly. I rather enjoyed it.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 23, 2005
It sounds like a touchy-feely Gap commercial, but this fantastical premise jars with a refreshingly realistic look at girls making the tricky transition to womanhood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Collin Souter
August 2, 2005
The cast lend a great deal of credibility to the material and director Ken Kwapis knows when to cut away from a scene when it carries the potential for shmaltz.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
June 29, 2005
For all its good intentions, this Sisterhood is divine.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
June 20, 2005
That a movie about pants features a story that skirts formula is an irony worth savoring.
| Original Score: B
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
June 14, 2005
A good cry feels good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pam Grady
June 12, 2005
If you want to get a sense of how this differs from its immediate competition, Lords of Dogtown, look no further than the roles played in both by America Ferrara.
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
June 10, 2005
Despite some soapy scenes, this adaptation of Ann Brashares' best-selling teen novel holds touching drama.
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