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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    With the help of Hamilton, Ross and Olmos, sublime actors who radiate grit and grace, Sayles has made Go for Sisters a movie that stays inside your head long after you see it. It's a keeper. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    It’s Ross, however, who really makes a lasting impact. Someone should snap her up for a series — and soon. show more

  • 70
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    A return to form for John Sayles. show more

  • 55
    NPR

    There are few enough directors with either Sayles' independent streak or his ability to parse the U.S.'s social and political divisions. In the best cases, the combination of the two makes his films vital. Go For Sisters, unfortunately, isn't the best case, even for itself. show more

  • 60
    Jordan Hoffman Film.com

    Go For Sisters is something of a frustration. It’s the least interesting crime caper ever, and there are fascinating characters forced to go through the motions as if any of us could possibly care. show more

  • 75
    Bill Stamets Chicago Sun-Times

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

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Go for Sisters is minor Sayles, and the movie occasionally meanders. But the characters stay with you, particularly Bernice and Fontayne, whose relationship is beautifully transformed over the course of the film. show more

  • 75
    Matt Zoller Seitz RogerEbert.com

    The film's plot is articulated cleanly, if a bit too plainly at times, but as is so often the case in Sayles' movies, that's not where the director's interest lies. Go for Sisters lacks the epic quilt qualities of such sprawling Sayles pictures as "Lone Star" or "City of Hope," but this seems more a matter of intent than evidence of any sort of failure of vision. show more

  • 63
    Sara Stewart New York Post

    The element that really makes it work — when it does, which is not always — is Edward James Olmos, playing to perfection a weary retired police detective. show more

  • 50
    Peter Keough Boston Globe

    Though fitfully entertaining, it lacks the conviction and urgency present in even the weakest of his quasi agit-prop productions. show more

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