Sister (2012)

Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) lives with his older sister (Léa Seydoux) in a housing complex below a luxury Swiss ski resort. With his sister drifting in and out of jobs and relationships, twelve-year-old Simon takes on the responsibility of… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 25, 2014
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Long
Detroit News

What a beautiful and desperate film.

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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic

"Sister" avoids sentimental indulgence. There's no room for wallowing in this spare, almost ascetic exercise ...

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Alice Tynan

The pair [Klein & Seydoux] artfully weaves the ties that bind, crafting something that is both fragile and tenuously hopeful.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

[An] absorbing French drama.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

French-born director and co-screenwriter Ursula Meier balances the scenario's bleak, wrenching aspects with a stirring confidence in the redemptive power of love.

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Jim Schembri

Strong, pungent, snow-laden contemporary Swiss drama...Director Ursula Meier fills the film with unspoken desperation that is almost tear-inducing.

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Jim Emerson
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie takes a refreshingly low-key, observational approach to storytelling ...

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

Seydoux perfectly captures the anger and self-defeat of ill-educated, hedonistic, man-chasing young women who live on the fringes.

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Emma Myers
Film Comment Magazine

Scorn may give way to momentary solicitude, but Sister is by no means a tenderhearted morality tale.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Really well done movie. I wanted to feel sorry for the pair of them, but I just couldn't, they were too unlikeable with their actions. But then part of me… More
Walter M.
At the tender age of 12, Simon(Kacey Mottet Klein) is the man of the house and has all the responsibilities that go along with it. That has a lot to do with… More
Mike S
Switzerland as you've never seen it before. Sure, there is the postcard image of a ski paradise against the backdrop of grandiose mountain tops. Luxury and… More
Byron Brubaker
This was Switzerland's official submission for foreign language film at the 2013 Oscars. I saw it at our local Cinematheque prior to attending an Oscars… More
Carlos Magalhães
Meier shows she can manage a sad subject with sensitivity, but it is Klein who completely shines as the adorable, charismatic young protagonist. However, the… More