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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
September 27, 2005
Four strong performances from four young actresses aside, there's nothing here that you haven't seen before, better, and with a lot more sincerity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Sobczynski
June 6, 2005
[It] isn't awful -- it beats any of the recent Hilary Duff films like a gong -- but it is the kind of slick, flashy thing that may look okay for a few days, only to be thrown in the back of the closet and forgotten forever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
June 1, 2005
[A] training-bra of a flick designed to indoctrinate tweens with the estrogen-drenched sappiness of 'women's pop culture'...
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 4, 2005
The filmmakers just can't resist sentiment, and seem happy to wallow in corny humour, predictable sappiness and heavy-handed moralising.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
June 12, 2005
This is lazy, lazy storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Hanh Nguyen
June 4, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tenley Woodman
Boston Herald
July 16, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
June 9, 2005
Brashares' best-selling teen novel comes to the screen a little frayed and shopworn, but the performances are a custom fit.
Stina Chyn
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants is ideal for a mother-daughter or best-friends-forever cinema excursion, but it may not be the most satisfying two hours for the rest of the movie-going public.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Timothy Knight
June 3, 2005
A watchable if altogether predictable film that only skims the emotional surface of its episodic narrative.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 31, 2005
This isn't a bad movie or an insulting one, but it is awfully simple, and not particularly interesting for those of us out of its demographic.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Matthew Turner
August 27, 2005
Unashamedly aimed at its pre-teen target market, who will probably in all fairness, really enjoy it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Angel Cohn
TV Guide
June 1, 2005
Fortunately for this sentimental coming-of-age story based on the young-adult novel by Ann Brashares and directed by Ken Kwapis, its target audience is youthful enough that the cliches may still retain a hint of freshness.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Paul Doro
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 1, 2005
Even after some shameless audience manipulation, we still don't know enough about any of them to really care about them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 8, 2005
The film is so obviously geared to manipulate the viewer that it's hard not to feel a bit like one of Mr. Pavlov's dogs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register
June 3, 2005
It took a bit to figure out what's stashed in the back pocket of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - little teen-sized pieces of movie cliche.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
June 17, 2005
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
June 1, 2005
To paraphrase Chris Rock, nobody had me in mind when they made this movie.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
June 1, 2005
The turns that each of these stories take are hardly surprising, and most of co-screenwriters Elizabeth Chandler and Delia Ephron's attempts at humor fall flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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