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Year
1972
Runtime
93 min.
Director
Brian De Palma
Genres
Thriller, Horror
Rating *
7.0
Votes *
8,861
Checks
2,245
Favs
116
Dislikes
18
Favs/checks
5.2% (1:19)
Favs/dislikes
6:1
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  1. thestuman101694's avatar

    thestuman101694

    This one will rock your socks off. 6 years 4 months ago
  2. Consigliere's avatar

    Consigliere

    Well, at first it seemed like a poor rear window rip off, but it really ended up more cleverly. The last twenty minutes were superb. 6 years 10 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Brian de Palma impersonates Alfred Hitchcock at least in the set up for Sisters, a demented thriller starring Margot Kidder as a set of now-separated conjoined twins, one sweet, the other murderous. Kidder is supposed to be French Canadian in this, and yes, I think her accented English is pretty on point. Nice! Of course, where she speaks actual French, you can tell she's neither a native speaker, nor doing any kind of Quebecker accent. Oh well. That's pretty typical for movies and TV. Anyway, though de Palma builds suspense in Hitchcockian ways, the material is more lurid and exploitative than anything Hitch has done outside of Frenzy, and time goes on, has rustlings of later de Palma disturbia. A sore point, I guess, is the reporter played by Jennifer Salt who is essentially our POV character. She's strident and quite clearly terrible at her job, and I just wanted something nasty to happen to her. Not saying if I get my wish, but the third act is so crazy, anything could happen. The movie really delves into the psychological/metaphorical symbolism of twinning for its plot, which makes it an underrated gem of 70s horror cinema. 6 months 2 weeks ago
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  1. This movie ranks #93 in The Criterion Collection
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  2. This movie ranks #187 in They Shoot Zombies, Don't They?
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