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Based on 14 Reviews
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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Intelligent, observant entertainment designed for an adult audience. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Family gatherings in the movies are shorthand for brutal trips down mine-strewn memory lanes. The Sisters doesn't disappoint in that regard. show more

  • 30
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Lifeless and irredeemably sour. It is difficult to imagine much of an audience embracing it, despite a cast of well-knowns and up-and-comers. show more

  • 63
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Bello is phenomenally good as the embittered Marcia, while Stuart and Christensen do their best with their less complex roles, but they're all undermined by Alfieri's shrill, mannered dialogue and cliched backstories that wouldn't be out of place in a dysfunction-family-of-the-week movie. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Projects like this bring out the best in actors, who take salary cuts to work in Chekhov (even at one remove). 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. show more

  • 38
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Pretentious, stagy and over-the-top update of Chekov's "The Three Sisters." show more

  • 25
    Chicago Tribune

    The Sisters isn't just bad Chekhov; it's bad Chekhov modernized and then plunked in front of a camera. show more

  • 50
    Chuck Wilson L.A. Weekly

    The Sisters may be worth a look, however, for the work of the magnificent Bello and Tony Goldwyn, who's never been better than as the married man with whom Marcia has an affair. Their final clench is pure, guilty-pleasure melodrama, which means it's not the least bit Chekhovian. show more

  • 40
    Carina Chocano Los Angeles Times

    A pompous, overwrought and itchingly claustrophobic psychodrama. show more

  • 40
    The New York Times

    Insufferable characters make for an insufferable play or movie. The Sisters, a grueling family feud conceived by Richard Alfieri, proves the point. show more

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