Sisters (1973)

Reporter Jennifer Salt thinks she has witnessed a murder; apparently, Margot Kidder is the killer and Lisle Wilson is the victim. By the time the authorities arrive on the scene, there is not one scintilla of evidence. With a private… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 3, 2000
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A dead end -- the mark of a superficial stylist unable to take anything seriously, including his own work.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

De Palma directs with a nice feeling for the incongruous.

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Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

A spooky and thematically rich thriller, one that explores the psyche (with an evils-of-racism subtext) without drifting into heavy-handedness.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

There is much early evidence of [De Palma's] rampant misogyny, his increasingly blatant stealings from Hitchcock, and most unforgivable of all, his clear distaste for the people he creates.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's one of the best films of the 1970s.

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Joshua Tyler

A bland, lifeless affair full of idiotic and irritatingly stupid logical gaps.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Just the thing to see on one of those nights when you want to go to the movies for the old-fashioned fun of it.

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Fernando F. Croce

De Palma's operation is one of (film history) memory reconstruction and transference

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Staci Layne Wilson

Sisters is pretty close to being director Brian De Palma's signature film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Cory Taylor
Brian DePalma has often been accused of plagiarizing Hitchcock and there is little doubt that 'Sisters' was heavily influenced by the master of… More
Michael Gildea
I will gladly give Brian DePalma points for a few glimpses of greatness and the use of split screen (that he was so famous for.) The other thing for which… More
Spencer S.
Certain aspects of this thriller were tailor made for me: convoluted backstory with an element of supreme weirdness, blood splatter during a murder sequence,… More
AJ Verser
Creepy, suspenseful, and confusing (especially towards the end). It's a pretty good horror thriller movie, even though the theme of twins has been used… More
Reid Volk
I have always been divided on DePalma. I find Scarface an overrated disaster and Mission Impossible forgettable, but know that he is held in high regard by some… More
Aditya Gokhale
It is getting somewhat tiring and increasingly routine to come across a "mystery-thriller" so blatantly "inspired" by Alfred… More