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Little Sister Reviews

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February 2, 2017
While Little Sister has its strong points, such as a quietly emotive lead performance from Addison Timlin as a nun-in-training visiting her family, the movie tries to juggle far too many narrative balls.
October 12, 2016
The film's attempt at political insight and portrayal of social malaise are meant to give it the illusion of depth.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 16, 2018
Add to the well written screenplay a cast that seems catered to this cadence and the result is a family that is almost too familiar for comfort.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.7/10
February 8, 2019
Clark's study on nostalgia is periphery to how his study on the cumulative contradictions that shape and define our worldviews.
November 6, 2018
A charming independent drama that deserves to cross over into the wider populace. Engaging, quirky, funny and emotional, Little Sister is an absolute delight. An instant kooky cult classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 8, 2018
What really makes Little Sister work-what makes it such a refreshing joy-is the script. This is a forgiving film.
June 29, 2017
The Quirky Family Dramedy is a familiar genre, but director-screenwriter Zach Clark has made a charming and well crafted version of it in Little Sister.
August 10, 2017
Little Sister is an indie family drama about change and reconciliation, but it's instilled with a poignant regard for the moment, too .
October 28, 2016
I feel this movie. And I highly doubt I'm alone in this.
March 22, 2016
Little Sister plays up its goofiness to prevent your being poisoned with melancholy - which the characters unanimously exhibit. Cynics among us will recognize this as a lovely comedy; but the cockeyed may consider it miserable.
October 12, 2016
Short, sweet, and nowhere near as prickly as it seems on the surface, Little Sister plays best when it's not trying to coat its appealing brand of distorted realism with a punk rock sheen.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 27, 2016
[This] is definitely a drama first: a tough familial drama consisting of broken souls seeking an avenue to mend fences and remember what it was like to be whole.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 28, 2016
[Little Sister] contains multitudes about religious investigation and personal growth without ever underlining the ideas too much, but Clark injects enough genuine warmth and grace notes to make the journey feel as fleet as possible.
October 12, 2016
A slight, sweetly cynical indie dramedy about family and belonging and the ways we cope with life's disappointments.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 14, 2016
Little Sister delivers a charming black sheep tale rich with tenderness, raw with pain, and spiked with humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 19, 2016
Zach Clark [lets] his idiosyncratic characters carry the film in a way many filmmakers wouldn't dare.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 14, 2016
A quiet and gentle film, emotional but not manipulatively sentimental, sad but not nihilistic, Marilyn Manson epigram and Goth-font chapter markers notwithstanding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 20, 2017
Clark closely observes all these character dynamics with an empathetic eye, a skewed sense of humor, and a freewheeling inventiveness that keeps things refreshingly off-balance without losing its emotional heart.
June 25, 2016
Clark's approach is scrappy but the scuzzy digital aesthetic and herky-jerky camera are the perfect form in which to capture this family's messy emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 13, 2016
Slight, but not without its charms.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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