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  • 75
    David Wiegand San Francisco Chronicle

    Sometimes corny, often funny and just as often touching, their act has been wowing Kiwis for decades. show more

  • 60
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    An entertaining concert film, but not an incisive character study. show more

  • 75
    Mike Scott New Orleans Times-Picayune

    Their story, as told by Pooley, also is a touching and quietly meaningful one, built around themes of tolerance, self-acceptance and unconditional love. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    A fond, uncomplicated love letter to two irrepressible good-time Charlottes. show more

  • 38
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Their '50s-style comedy mugging not only don't come across to Americans, it's hard to believe even New Zealanders would care. show more

  • 60
    Nick Schager Time Out New York

    Director Leanne Pooley's documentary on the sisters and their "anarchist variety act" is definitely a formulaic bit of portraiture, but given its engaging, pioneering subjects, gimmickry is hardly needed to spice things up. show more

  • 60
    John P. McCarthy Boxoffice Magazine

    A conventional portrait of an endearingly unconventional sister act-with roots in music halls and the dairy farm on which they were raised (and became expert yodelers)-The Topp Twins is a piece of hagiography. show more

  • 70
    Melissa Anderson Village Voice

    The beloved Kiwi duo, who frequently perform as a rotating cast of corny alter egos, can charm even the crankiest viewers, thanks to their soaring, clarion harmonies and cuddly-butch personas. show more

  • 70
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Merging old-fashioned comedy routines with up-to-the-minute politics - all of it enabled by fun-loving personalities and a gift for rousing original songs - the ladies emit a genuine warmth that reels audiences in. show more

  • 70
    Variety

    A documentary that has you falling in love with two of the crazier people you've never met. show more

  • November 17, 2011 stsue0705
    Report This User

    I LOVED this movie! A laugh out loud kind of film (could have used sub-titles to understand everything) amazing, talented, don\'t back down women. Tears came when illness struck as easily as the laughter during the good times.

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