Movies that start well and end badly occur often enough, and yet even knowing that is no preparation for what happens to Your Sister's Sister.
- Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, January 08, 2013
It certainly shows that fine films don't need big budgets, capturing some sweet lightning in an arresting bottle indeed.
- Tom Long, Detroit News, June 29, 2012
Romantic, funny, surprising and thoroughly involving, Your Sister's Sister is the rare film you give yourself over to completely.
- Claudia Puig, USA Today, June 28, 2012
There's a nice, loose-limbed improvisatory feeling to "Your Sister's Sister," a quality that identifies it as the work of artisans, not assembly-line professionals.
- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 28, 2012
This film should come with a warning: don't watch with a sibling. Unless you're up for some knowing elbow-digs.
- Cath Clarke, Time Out, June 26, 2012
Who are these people, and why are we watching them?
- Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald, June 22, 2012
"Your Sister's Sister" follows the indie-cinema blueprint to the letter with one exception: One of the film's characters is a lesbian.
- Rafer Guzman, Newsday, June 22, 2012
This is a smart, moving film that's also very, very funny.
- Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 28, 2012
By the end of this graceful little emotional farce, you know these people, their hopes and their panic, and you wish them the very best.
- Ty Burr, Boston Globe, June 21, 2012
Shelton and her cast are so skillful that before long it seems we are not moviegoers watching a screen but flies on a wall witnessing real encounters and the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
- Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer, June 21, 2012
Honest and free-spirited, this romantic comedy is filled with genuine and uncomfortable moments that can only come when a trio of talented actors ... are invited to make it up as they go along.
- Linda Barnard, Toronto Star, June 21, 2012
All three performers add both tone and, when required, a fierce volume to their interplay.
- Anthony Lane, New Yorker, June 19, 2012
A keenly observed romance whose apparent rough-edged naturalism masks a considerable degree of craft.
- Dana Stevens, Slate, June 17, 2012
No question that Shelton and her cast share a remarkable collaborative rapport.
- Kathleen Murphy, MSN Movies, June 16, 2012
Since it's essentially a three-character movie, it's a good thing that the characters, and the actors who play them, can hold the screen.
- Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor, June 15, 2012
Effective evidence that the emotional immediacy in the halting rhythms of extemporaneous speech can often trump the art of the well-chosen word. A film that is both warmly and naturally funny as well as uncomfortable and awkward.
- Ian Buckwalter, The Atlantic, June 15, 2012
Shelton is too much in thrall to improvisation, and letting the actors "find" their characters.
- Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger, June 15, 2012
Shelton's work here suggests that mumblecore may be finding its way out of the artistic ghetto it's placed itself in.
- Lou Lumenick, New York Post, June 15, 2012
It's a tribute to Shelton and her cast that they've made a film about the difficulties of love, friends and family look so easy.
- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, June 15, 2012
It's comforting to watching dramatic and comic fiction regarding the things some of us actually have to deal with in life. When done right, those kinds of films are worth your time. YOUR SISTER'S SISTER happens to be one of them.
- Chase Whale, Film.com, November 08, 2013