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65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
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  1. Reviewed by: Andrew Pulver
    Jun 29, 2013
    60
    The sisters themselves reveal a little, mostly because of Serena's unguarded imperiousness; but as a study of sports supercelebrity it's a tad subdued.
  2. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    May 10, 2013
    60
    Directors Maiken Baird and Michelle Major may have begun this documentary with the intention of profiling two of the most successful siblings in sports. But any reality TV viewer knows that bad behavior is always more compelling than likability. So this movie’s title becomes, perhaps to the filmmakers’ own surprise, a little misleading.
  3. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    May 9, 2013
    60
    Think of this movie as a greatest-hits package, with some good stuff to show but nothing very new to say.
  4. Reviewed by: David Fear
    May 7, 2013
    60
    You’ll learn that karaoke is an effective rehab tool; that their dad, Richard, the film’s real hero, molded his daughters into fierce competitors; and that Venus and Serena actually do love each other. Anyone looking for deeper insights than that or into what really makes this twosome tick will find themselves at a real disadvantage.
  5. Reviewed by: Ed Gonzalez
    May 7, 2013
    50
    Opting for inspiration over insight, Venus and Serena is a starry-eyed pop documentary that cannot transcend its scattershot, for-fans-only filmmaking.
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  1. Nov 5, 2013
    7
    Interesting and entertaining though it is, this fairly standard documentary on the two extremely talented tennis players never really tells usInteresting and entertaining though it is, this fairly standard documentary on the two extremely talented tennis players never really tells us much that we don't already know from other sources. Archive footage highlights their achievements and individual battles with illness through the years. Also explored is the relationships with their father Richard and each other. One over riding impression given by Serena is that she is actually quite bored. It's all fine and enjoyable, but only to a very iimited point. Full Review »