Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Apr 10, 2014
    60
    Ms. Breslin and especially Ms. Henley are quite good, elevating a film that seems like an oft-told tale.
  2. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Apr 8, 2014
    60
    Perfect Sisters, which takes a dark, matricidal turn (inspired by an actual Toronto case), was never going to be a new "Heavenly Creatures." But give credit to director Stan Brooks for allowing his two former child stars some real meat to sink their teenage chops into.
  3. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    Mar 10, 2014
    60
    Perfect Sisters may stand accused of being rife with tone-deaf stylistic choices, but the more positive spin is to call it a marginal film elevated, however inadvertently, by the strange specificity of its scenes.
  4. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Apr 10, 2014
    50
    The film owes whatever persuasiveness it has to the teen leads' sharp performances — their sisterly chemistry and their filial friction with an alcohol-addled mother, well played by Mira Sorvino.
  5. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Apr 9, 2014
    50
    The film is elevated by the quality of the performances, with Breslin and Henley movingly affecting as the closely bound sisters and Sorvino convincingly conveying her character’s inability to function.
  6. Reviewed by: Sherrie Li
    Apr 8, 2014
    50
    Stanley M. Brooks's directorial debut's attempt to make sense of what happened falters by laboring to tick every item off the timeline checklist instead of focusing on who these Bathtub Girls were underneath the dysfunction.
  7. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Apr 14, 2014
    40
    Stan Brooks’ first directorial feature provides scant psychological depth, drawing its characters and staging their incidents in crude fashion, despite superficial production gloss.
  8. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Apr 10, 2014
    20
    This kind of thing requires a velvet touch, though director Stanley M. Brooks hits only hammer-heavy notes.

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