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The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls Reviews

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Top Critic
Brandon Judell
October 31, 2012
These butch lesbian sibling farmers, who have a comedy singing act (acoustic country songs), are shown fighting for gay rights and surviving cancer over the decades, and they are endearing in their suits and fake moustaches.
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
February 17, 2012
Pooley could have been more probing in her interviews with the twins and their supporters. But the fact of the duo's success is so astounding you're gripped all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
February 16, 2012
The more you learn about the twins the more of a fan you are likely to become and The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls is the very essence of a crowd-pleaser.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joseph Walsh
Little White Lies
February 15, 2012
Warm and charming, if hardly essential.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 15, 2011
With a cheeky attitude and a live-and-let-live message, the Topps are irresistible ambassadors for New Zealand, where a daft sense of humor appears to be a key natural resource.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 15, 2011
I cannot imagine anyone who would not like the Topp twins.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
June 30, 2011
A fond, uncomplicated love letter to two irrepressible good-time Charlottes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Betsy Sherman
Boston Phoenix
June 29, 2011
Pooley's approach is a bit paint-by-numbers, but her film is upbeat without being calculatedly feel-good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
June 23, 2011
The talent, the humor and the dedication of these amazing sisters is a gift to the world.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
June 20, 2011
Take the Indigo Girls and spice them up with some k.d. lang, Dame Edna, Minnie Pearl, the AbFabers, Monty Python and Rodney Dangerfield then apply kiwi accents and you might begin to get an idea of what the Topp Twins are like.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Mike Scott
June 1, 2011
A film that is shot straightforwardly -- to the point of being visually unimaginative -- but that benefits enormously from the overflowing charisma of its subjects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
May 27, 2011
Although claims of their having "an extraordinary effect on people, from all walks of life" may be exaggerated, the world needs to hear these two.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Leslie Stonebraker
New York Press
May 26, 2011
I dare you to leave without the title song firmly stuck in your head.
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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle
May 19, 2011
Sometimes corny, often funny and just as often touching, their act has been wowing Kiwis for decades.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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May 13, 2011
One secret to the Topps' widespread acceptance is in plain sight: their remarkably old-fashioned act.
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
May 13, 2011
Terrifically entertaining documentary about New Zealand's lesbian Topp Twins and their extraordinary career is a heart-warming eye-opener that provides insights into so much more than the sexual orientation of its two remarkable subjects.
Phil Hall
Film Threat
May 13, 2011
The Topp Twins' vibrantly innovative music and indefatigable personalities have a universal charm.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
May 12, 2011
Merging old-fashioned comedy routines with up-to-the-minute politics - all of it enabled by fun-loving personalities and a gift for rousing original songs - the ladies emit a genuine warmth that reels audiences in.
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
May 12, 2011
Profiles two lesbian sisters who as popular singers in New Zealand have advanced liberal causes among their country music fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
May 11, 2011
Pooley successfully conveys that joie de vivre, erring only when including too-invasive scenes of Jools's breast-cancer treatments.
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