Go For Sisters
Go For Sisters (2013)

Two time Academy Award nominee John Sayles ("Lone Star") returns to the border in this new thriller starring Edward James Olmos. Bernice (LisaGay Hamilton) and Fontayne (Yolonda Ross) grew up the closest of friends, but took very… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 8, 2013
DVD Release Date: August 18, 2014
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Meandering and diffuse, Go for Sisters proves a letdown for all but the most ardent John Sayles enthusiasts.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

John Sayles is too talented, too authentic and too original to make a flat-out bad movie, but he flirts with it in "Go for Sisters."

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Reminds us that you can give characters guns and tense face-offs without creating brain-dead action trash.

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Kam Williams
Baret News

A dangerous border town as no country for old men or middle-aged sisters either.

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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

This buddy/road film builds tension with its missing person quest in a border-crossing underworld.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Few male writer-directors have explored female characters more ardently than John Sayles (Passion Fish, Sunshine State, Casa de los Babys), and this leisurely mystery features some of his best.

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Ray Pride

Even the smallest of the many roles in the cast has some telling detail, and Olmos makes the most of a grumpy bear rousted from his hiding place.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Once Olmos joins the proceedings, "Go For Sisters" begins to resemble a banal prime-time cop show.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

For a good while, writer-director John Sayles tricks you into thinking Go for Sisters is a crime thriller. But the movie turns out to be something different.

Marc Mohan

Sayles' original screenplay uses the broken criminal justice and immigration systems as a backdrop for its story, never pushing a political agenda at the expense of its human one.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
In her work as a parole officer, Bernice(LisaGay Hamilton) is reunited with her childhood friend Fontayne(Yolonda Ross) who has been trying to stay sober on the… More