My Little Sister

critic Reviews

, 94% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal
    The quiet wonder of My Little Sister, Switzerland's Oscar entry, is its cumulative effect... Every moment strengthens the essence of the drama -- the bond of love between two people who came out of their mother's womb within seconds of one another.
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    Carlos AguilarLos Angeles Times
    With a distinctive angle and the rawness of the cast's first-rate performances, Chuat and Reymond elevate a premise that could have, in other hands, veered into the realm of the uninspired.
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    Jeannette CatsoulisNew York Times
    "My Little Sister," a tender domestic drama from the Swiss writers and directors Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond, faces terminal illness with a refreshing emotional candor.
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    Ann HornadayWashington Post
    Written and directed by Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond with superb control and insight, "My Little Sister" never goes precisely where the audience expects...
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    Boyd van HoeijHollywood Reporter
    A sterling cast makes up for screenplay weaknesses.
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    Guy LodgeVariety
    This is bright, unaffected naturalism with a fluidly roving camera, but also a generous regard for its ensemble, as befits a film affectionately embedded in the Berlin theater scene.
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    Mark DujsikMark Reviews Movies
    This story is at its most effective and affecting when it concentrates on [the central] bond ... but it's not really a story about that.
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    Pat MullenThat Shelf
    In Hoss's hands, Lisa is both warm in her devotion to Sven and cold in the impulses that drive her.
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    Frank SwietekOne Guy's Opinion
    A dramatically wrenching but, for the most part, sensitively told story [that] avoids mawkishness while delivering a strong emotional impact.
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    Nathaniel MuirAIPT
    An emotionally powerful movie that touches on a number of interesting themes. Strong performances and excellent camerawork are highlights.
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