The Sisters
The Sisters (2006)

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… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 14, 2006
DVD Release Date: June 13, 2006
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Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Intelligent, observant entertainment designed for an adult audience.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Anyone looking for the playwright's undeniable insight into the female psyche is unlikely to find any such specimen here.

Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat

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.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I liked the performances a lot.

Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic

Just goes to show you that you can be rich, smart, beautiful, and accomplished ... and still be as miserable as us middle-class drones.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Instead of anti-melodrama laced with surprising moments of comedy, which Chekhov managed, The Sisters settles for bloodless melodrama.

John Anderson

[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.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Overwrought psychodrama revolving around the predictable warps and obsessions of three adult siblings.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Good cast and fine acting but so full of bitterness and hate it's impossible to like.
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"The Sisters" starts with the surprise birthday party of 22 year old Irene Prior(Erika Christensen) given her by her two older… More
Jim Hunter
Inspired by (I'm loathe to say "based on") Chekhov's play <I>Three Sisters</i>, a family struggles with drug addiction, sexual… More
Janice :d
Very enjoyable film that has this "theatre" feel to it, mostly because of the few scene changes and a lot of focus on the dialogues. Speaking of… More
Stefanie C
this adaptation of chekov's play is a stylized, yet pretentious, psycological drama of another family putting the fun in dysfunction. strong performance by… More
Laurence Collin
An ultra-stagy melodrama that features a particularly corny ending and an incredibly fierce performance by Maria Bello (and good support by Mary Stuart… More