Sisters Reviews

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August 6, 2020
A slasher horror film and psychological thriller that defines the semblants of [De Palma] aesthetics by establishing visual parameters that are very shocking. [Full review in Spanish]
June 30, 2020
By injecting his wry humor into Guignol De Palma makes it grand again. He's walking a tightrope and I hope he stays on it.
January 25, 2020
a film where sisters, and the sisterhood, are shown to fail in their bid for success or freedom, all thanks to a domineering, manipulative Svengali who gets into their heads and brainwashes them to meekness, madness and murder.
November 20, 2018
While it's a potentially a spurious masquerade as a horror film, Sisters is a fantastic psychological genre exercise from Brian De Palma.
October 17, 2018
It's a surprising sensitivity to be found within the ingredients of a high-grade B-movie. However, De Palma has spent his lifetime pushing past and, at his best, transcending the limits of genre pictures.
October 3, 2018
An effective thriller, Sisters is an intense tightly executed slasher, which fans of the directors later work will revel in
October 3, 2018
The succession of references stops just short of the risible, while the use of the split-screen to show scenes from different angles and the elaborate tracking shots indicate the arrival of a prodigious new stylist forging an original signature.
October 3, 2018
An expertly paced, technically audacious thriller that's too knowing to be easily dismissed as a mere exercise.
October 3, 2018
Sisters is surprisingly rich in character and thematics, has an uncharacteristic sense of humor... and contains a magnificent performance from Kidder.
October 3, 2018
Sisters is a good psychological murder melodrama... Brian De Palma's direction emphasizes exploitation values which do not fully mask script weakness.
September 14, 2018
De Palma's 1972 thriller is the first of his films to assemble all his signature traits ― Gothic excess, stylistic bravado, a freewheeling approach to plot construction, and a manner of borrowing from Hitchcock that is as much parody as homage.
July 20, 2016
A perfectly orchestrated exercise in style, a staging of some of the finest suspense sequences since Alfred Hitchcock was above ground.
May 5, 2016
Brian De Palma's first foray into Hitchcockian territory...
July 9, 2015
A terrifically smart piece of craftsmanship that keeps slithering out of your grasp... a compulsively addictive viewing experience.
January 17, 2014
It's one of the best films of the 1970s.
September 25, 2009
De Palma's operation is one of (film history) memory reconstruction and transference
September 8, 2009
A spooky and thematically rich thriller, one that explores the psyche (with an evils-of-racism subtext) without drifting into heavy-handedness.
September 29, 2007
September 24, 2007
A dead end -- the mark of a superficial stylist unable to take anything seriously, including his own work.
March 11, 2007
A bland, lifeless affair full of idiotic and irritatingly stupid logical gaps.
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