• Sister Act (1992)

Sister Act

Release Date: 1992

DVD Release Date: November 6th, 2001

PG |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

When lively lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier (Whoopi Goldberg) sees her mobster beau, Vince LaRocca (Harvey Keitel), commit murder, she is relocated for her protection. Set up in the guise of a nun in a California convent, Deloris proceeds to upend the quiet lives of the resident sisters. In an effort to keep her out of trouble, they assign Deloris to the convent's choir, an ensemble that she soon turns into a vibrant and soulful act that gains widespread attention.

Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena, Mary Wickes, Harvey Keitel, Bill Nunn, Robert Guy Miranda

Director: Emile Ardolino

Genres: Musical comedy

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures

Keywords: Escape , Amusing , Endearing , Rousing , 1990s , Transformation , Police officer ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The first time I saw the coming attractions trailer for Sister Act, I roared with laughter and delight. Unfortunately, it's better directed than the movie. The trailer has high energy and whammo punchlines. The movie is sort of low-key and contemplative and a little too thoughtful. show more

  • 63
    Miami Herald

    Fasten your seat belts and prepare to kiss reality goodbye, folks, because from here the movie launches into silly mob vs. nun chase scenes, an appearance by a Pope John Paul II look- alike and gobs of sentimental, syrupy goo -- the signature of director Emile Ardolino (Three Men and a Little Lady, Dirty Dancing). But don't be ashamed to laugh -- it's still a rollicking good time. [29 May 1992, p.G5]

  • 75
    Joe HollemanSt. Louis Post-Dispatch

    It breaks no new ground, offers no ingenious plot twist and makes no unique character insights. But who cares when the movie is so much fun. [02 June 1992, p.4D]

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Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy