Friday, September 11, 2015

Sisters

Sisters is a 1973 horror thriller directed by Brian De Palma. Margot Kidder stars as a heavily accented version of French Canadian separated conjoined twins. Wow... Charles Durning also stars. Reviewers seem to like it. I found Kidder's accent annoying and hard to get past. Once I was able to get past it, though, I found this an effective thriller and an interesting mystery.

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Slant Magazine gives it 3 1/2 out of 4 stars. 1000 Misspent Hours closes with this: "the last half-hour or so is the phase in which Sisters finally shows its teeth, and although there is humor even then, it serves to emphasize the horror of the proceedings rather than to lessen it. It also reveals De Palma as a much more agile filmmaker than he is often credited with being." HorrorNews.net says, "his [De Palma's] most Hitchcockian film, Sisters (1973), remains his most original." Roger Ebert calls it "a neat little mystery picture". Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 83%.

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  1. I didn´t see all of it, but... the hair! I was wondering where I had seen Jennifer Salt, and I see she was in "Soap", which was shown on Swedish television long before we had any true experience of daytime soap operas. We laughed, but didn´t really get the point.

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    1. I was a huge fan of Soap! I loved it lol I watched it when it first ran and have always been surprised it's not ever shown in syndication. My mother had a soap opera she watched when I was little, so I had a connection there.

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