My Little Sister

critic Reviews

, 95% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Led by first-rate performances from its stars, My Little Sister explores familial bonds and terminal illness with honesty and sensitivity.
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    Ty BurrBoston Globe
    It's a bracing trip, a work of daredevil nerve that serves as its own reward.
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    Claudia PuigFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's emotionally powerful and not fussy... It doesn't really go in any direction that audiences expect.
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    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal
    The quiet wonder of My Little Sister, Switzerland's Oscar entry, is its cumulative effect... Every moment strengthens the essence of the drama -- the bond of love between two people who came out of their mother's womb within seconds of one another.
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    Carlos AguilarLos Angeles Times
    With a distinctive angle and the rawness of the cast's first-rate performances, Chuat and Reymond elevate a premise that could have, in other hands, veered into the realm of the uninspired.
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    Jeannette CatsoulisNew York Times
    "My Little Sister," a tender domestic drama from the Swiss writers and directors Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond, faces terminal illness with a refreshing emotional candor.
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    Ann HornadayWashington Post
    Written and directed by Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond with superb control and insight, "My Little Sister" never goes precisely where the audience expects...
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    Hunter LanierFilm Threat
    The film doesn't work too hard for your attention because it doesn't need to. It has the goods, and it's up to you whether or not you want them.
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    Laura CliffordReeling Reviews
    a moving character piece about the fierce bond between siblings who relied upon each other growing up with theatrical parents while forging their own path in the family's chosen art world.
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    Mark DujsikMark Reviews Movies
    This story is at its most effective and affecting when it concentrates on [the central] bond ... but it's not really a story about that.
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    Pat MullenThat Shelf
    In Hoss's hands, Lisa is both warm in her devotion to Sven and cold in the impulses that drive her.
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