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Venus And Serena Reviews

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
May 9, 2013
What is clear, over and above everything else, is that these women, who are often in need of a best friend, have it in each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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May 9, 2013
Lively if slightly worshipful ...
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
May 9, 2013
The filmmakers remain admirably unbiased, a rarity in biographical documentaries. They neither worship nor vilify their subject, but allow her to define herself on her own unapologetically complex terms.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
May 9, 2013
Through it all, there remains, not sibling rivalry, but a rare closeness, unselfish mutual boosterism and enviable love.
Greg Evans
Bloomberg News
May 9, 2013
Devoted, protective and domineering, Richard Williams all but steals the film, his personality dimmed not a whit since the days he learned tennis from a book so he could teach his young daughters on the public courts of Compton, California.
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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
May 9, 2013
What comes across most strongly is the genuine, overpowering love these two women have for each other, even when they're in direct competition.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
May 7, 2013
The film works best as a primer, as it would take a miniseries to do justice to all that the sisters have accomplished in the face of obvious obstacles and naked double standards.
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David Fear
Time Out
May 7, 2013
Once Venus and Serena flips through the duo's collection of greatest hits and hissy fits, it settles into a groove of lip service from famous people ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick McCarthy
Slant Magazine
May 7, 2013
Opting for inspiration over insight, Venus and Serena is a starry-eyed pop doc that cannot transcend its scattershot, for-fans-only filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
May 7, 2013
A lot of the sibling bond, a little of the sibling rivalry and just a hint of the controversy that makes these tennis players so fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
May 6, 2013
...those hoping to better understand the physical and mental struggles that Serena and Venus Williams have gone through in their commitment to tennis, will be richly rewarded.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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