Venus And Serena
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Venus and Serena takes an unfiltered look into the remarkable lives of the greatest sister-act professional tennis has ever seen. In a sport where they were not welcomed, the indomitable Williams sisters faced the opposition with grace and courage not only breaking new ground for female and African American athletes everywhere, but dominating the women's game for over a decade. The film tells the inspiring story of how these two women, against all odds, but with the help of visionary parents, made it to the top. Venus and Serena also explores the struggle of these two aging superstars… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An amiable enough overview, with the occasional 'say what?' moment."
‑ Catherine Bray, Time Out
"An engaging, warts-and-all look at the Williams sisters."
‑ Alissa Simon, Variety
"This documentary shows that the Williams sisters have always been judged by a different standard than everyone else, except in terms of wins and losses. It is the Williams family against the world, and they like it that way."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"They're perfect American drama queens. All that's missing is a last act."
‑ Charlotte O'Sullivan, This is London
"Revealing biopic examines roots and rise of world-class Williams sisters."
‑ Kam Williams,
"Does the film pull back the curtain on who they are and what drives them? Not so much."
‑ Loren King, Boston Globe
"The film works better as a thrilling but superficial celebration of two incredible athletes instead of a personal portrait of two world-famous women who continue to make sports history."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"They've made the sport more interesting, both as black athletes and as women...we left Venus and Serena inspired us to get out in the sun and get moving. And call our siblings."
‑ Kimber Myers, The Playlist
"The sisters themselves reveal a little, mostly because of Serena's unguarded imperiousness; but as a study of sports supercelebrity it's a tad subdued."
‑ Andrew Pulver, Guardian
"Less hagiography than a movie about an unusual, fascinating bond between sisters."
‑ Robert Levin, amNewYork
"How much new does Venus and Serena have to tell us? Not enough."
‑ Dan DeLuca, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Fans probably won't learn much they don't already know, but the film covers enough ground to feel like the movie equivalent of one of those lengthy, in-depth articles you used to get in the magazine of your Sunday newspaper."
‑ Alonso Duralde, TheWrap
"It doesn't quite get inside their heads, but it's brimming with vigour - rather like the girls themselves."
‑ Steve O'Brien, Total Film
"It might allow further appreciation of their accomplishments, but the one-sided approach too easily glosses over the more controversial aspects of their lives."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"Documentary about the phenomenal tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams sees them as women as well as phenomenon."
‑ Marsha McCreadie, Film Journal International
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