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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 eye's help, Salt gets to the bottom of things.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A dead end -- the mark of a superficial stylist unable to take anything seriously, including his own work."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"De Palma directs with a nice feeling for the incongruous."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A spooky and thematically rich thriller, one that explores the psyche (with an evils-of-racism subtext) without drifting into heavy-handedness."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
"De Palma's first foray into Hitchcock territory is a diabolical delight."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"It's all about technique, and if you like the technique he's using, you'll like the film."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"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."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"It's one of the best films of the 1970s."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A bland, lifeless affair full of idiotic and irritatingly stupid logical gaps."
‑ Joshua Tyler,
"An undeniably tight homage to Hitchcock, but I'm still inclined to place it at least a tier below the likes of Dressed to Kill and Body Double."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"It sure doesn't work today."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp,
"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."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"De Palma's operation is one of (film history) memory reconstruction and transference"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Sisters is pretty close to being director Brian De Palma's signature film."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"It's the first Hitchcock homage that Brian De Palma directed, and it's a doozy."
‑ Jeremy Heilman,
"makes up in visual ingenuity what it lacks in budget"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
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