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In a college in Manhattan, three sisters and a brother, who yearn for the simpler life their family left behind in Charleston, reveal their family secrets and self-deceptions with wit and candor, culminating in a moment of physical and emotional violence.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 30%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Intelligent, observant entertainment designed for an adult audience."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Anyone looking for the playwright's undeniable insight into the female psyche is unlikely to find any such specimen here."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"Many films have already tread through the gloomy garden paths that "The Sisters" takes. But it confirms that watching Maria Bello act in many guises is one of the great pleasures of the movies."
‑ Rory L. Aronsky, Film Threat
"It's a tedious experience of otherwise promising material and covetous cast."
‑ Annlee Ellingson, Boxoffice Magazine
"The movie looks horrible. On the few occasions that the action moves outside the chamber room, it's as if the filmmakers were venturing forth on the planet Mars."
‑ Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Daily News
"What we can guess, watching the film, is that the same players would make a good job of Three Sisters but are undermined by the faculty club, which works like a hotel lobby. There's no way to sustain dramatic momentum here."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"I liked the performances a lot."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Just goes to show you that you can be rich, smart, beautiful, and accomplished ... and still be as miserable as us middle-class drones."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVD Clinic
"Bello is phenomenally good as the embittered Marcia, while Stuart and Christensen do their best with their less complex roles, but they're all undermined by Alfieri's shrill, mannered dialogue and cliched backstories."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"an aggressively frustrating and ultimately nonsensical waste of time and talent."
‑ Anne Gilbert,
"Instead of anti-melodrama laced with surprising moments of comedy, which Chekhov managed, The Sisters settles for bloodless melodrama."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"[Anton Chekhov's The Three Sisters'] egacy of stifled dreams and inter-familial anxieties are as relevant as ever. Updating it, however, should involve more than adding incest, lesbianism and the uncontrolled venting of spleen."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"Overwrought psychodrama revolving around the predictable warps and obsessions of three adult siblings."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"We never tire of watching these actresses (particularly Bello, who's utterly convincingly playing one of those sexy, crazy, intelligent women men go bonkers for). And the movie, though flawed, remains absorbing and, in a ridiculous way, fun."
‑ Kim Morgan,
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