Go for Sisters

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  • Summary: Fontayne is enlisted by Bernice- her estranged old friend and current parole officer - along with a disgraced cop to search for Bernice's son, who went missing on the Mexican border.


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  1. Reviewed by: Bill Stamets
    Dec 12, 2013
    This buddy/road film builds tension with its missing person quest in a border-crossing underworld.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz
    Nov 8, 2013
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Dec 13, 2013
    It’s too straightforward, at least in terms of what we’ve come to expect from Sayles.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Nov 2, 2013
    Like too many of Sayles’ films, Go for Sisters seems bound to slip through the cracks, not quite memorable enough to make a lasting impression.
  5. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Nov 7, 2013
    It’s Ross, however, who really makes a lasting impact. Someone should snap her up for a series — and soon.
  6. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    Nov 7, 2013
    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.
  7. Reviewed by: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Nov 6, 2013
    Like much of the later work by writer-director John Sayles, Go For Sisters is overlong, style-less, and dramatically undercooked.

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  1. Dec 22, 2013
    Why does no one seem to care about John Sayles anymore? This true American independent continues to focus on the struggles of American life.Why does no one seem to care about John Sayles anymore? This true American independent continues to focus on the struggles of American life. The barriers and roadblocks that we can't eliminate no matter how much we try. Life is tough, there is no happy ending. The struggle will always continue no matter who we become. And then it's all so life affirming! How? With GO FOR SISTERS Sayles once again accomplishes this feat but the film is not perfect. Too long, with an action minded plot that simply has no dimension. It's as if Sayles didn't really care. So edit it! Focus on the two extraordinary women at the center of this tale who are actually as normal and everyday as all of us. Expand