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Go For Sisters
Two time Academy Award nominee John Sayles ("Lone Star") returns to the border in this new thriller starring Edward James Olmos. Bernice (LisaGay Hamilton) and Fontayne (Yolonda Ross) grew up the closest of friends, but took very different paths in life. Twenty years later, those paths cross: Fontayne is a recovering addict fresh out of jail, and Bernice is her new parole officer. But when Bernice's son Rodney goes missing on the Mexican border, his shady partners in hiding or brutally murdered, she needs someone who can navigate Rodney's world without involving the police...… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

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"John Sayles is too talented, too authentic and too original to make a flat-out bad movie, but he flirts with it in "Go for Sisters.""
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Once Olmos joins the proceedings, "Go For Sisters" begins to resemble a banal prime-time cop show."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"A dangerous border town as no country for old men or middle-aged sisters either."
‑ Kam Williams, Baret News
"Few other filmmakers could handle this material with such an even hand."
‑ Michael Nordine, Willamette Week
"Both a perceptive human drama and old school crime mystery, Go for Sisters is a film with a lot to say and deserving of your utmost attention."
‑ Travis Hopson, Examiner.com
"This buddy/road film builds tension with its missing person quest in a border-crossing underworld."
‑ Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun-Times
"Reminds us that you can give characters guns and tense face-offs without creating brain-dead action trash."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Even the smallest of the many roles in the cast has some telling detail, and Olmos makes the most of a grumpy bear rousted from his hiding place."
‑ Ray Pride, Newcity
"While this film is not up to LONE STAR, it is an involving if low-key thriller that uses the setting with its drug gangs and illegal emigration scams as palpably as a character."
‑ Mark R. Leeper, Mark Leeper's Reviews
"The strong characters and their fascinating relationships save the movie. The two women are both strong, smart and cynical."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A sci-fi-horror yarn stocked with a winning cast but hobbled by a lamebrained script and dull set pieces."
‑ Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Few male writer-directors have explored female characters more ardently than John Sayles (Passion Fish, Sunshine State, Casa de los Babys), and this leisurely mystery features some of his best."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Sayles' original screenplay uses the broken criminal justice and immigration systems as a backdrop for its story, never pushing a political agenda at the expense of its human one."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"It's an intriguing work, one that is handled intelligently and with sensitive acting from the leads."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"An absorbing picture with two exceptional performances from LisaGay Hamilton and Yolonda Ross, who bring sublime presence to an effort that often needs their conviction."
‑ Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com
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