The Other Sister
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Shameless in its use of mental retardation as a gimmick, a prop and a plot device."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"For what is supposed to be a poignant love story, The Other Sister fails to show much spark."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"A torturous endurance test!"
‑ Edward Johnson-Ott, NUVO Newsweekly
"This movie offers itself to us like a cow with too many udders."
‑ David Elliott, San Diego Union-Tribune
"The press notes describe The Other Sister as 'uplifting' and 'bittersweet'; a more accurate description would be 'insulting.'"
‑ Michael Dequina,
"A neatly wrapped made-for-TV homily!"
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"The film pushes the outer limits of just how long anyone with a normal I.Q. can watch what should be a TV sitcom."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
"Warm-hearted but ultimately soft!"
‑ Sandra Contreras, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It's as dull as a butter knife and slowed to interminable mediocrity, and inadvertently brings to mind the title of Marshall's autobiography: "Wake Me When It's Funny.""
‑ Elias Savada, Nitrate Online
"instead of frank talk about real issues, "Sister" stubbornly accentuates the positive, offering up gorgeous houses and a sweeping pop soundtrack instead of any sort of insight into the problems a woman in Carla's situation might face."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Giovanni Ribisi could be his generation's Dustin Hoffman... he could also be his generation's Richard Benjamin..."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Grotesquely sentimental, shamelessly manipulative and fundamentally bad."
‑ Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News
"The surprises are interesting, but not enough to save the film from itself."
‑ Steven Boone, Citysearch
"It has all the right cast members...but it cripples them with the screenplay."
‑ Widgett Walls,
"Lacks the depth of thought this complex topic deserves."
‑ Jack Garner, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
More reviews for The Other Sister on Rotten Tomatoes

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