The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Reviews

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants


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Release Date :

June 01, 2005

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Ken Kwapis

Starring :

Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Blake Lively, Jenna Boyd, Bradley Whitford, Nancy Travis, Rachel Ticotin, Mike Vogel, Michael Rady

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

4.5 of 5

“..very well done..”
by Nancy Churnin [The Dallas Morning News]
4 of 5

“..The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants can be a reassuring tale of friendship's ability to endure..”
by Kerry Bennett [Grading The Movies]
4 of 4

“..The film succeeds on the strength of the four actresses..”
by Sara Brady [Premiere Magazine]
4.5 of 5

“..The extremely well done adaptation of the popular novel..”
by [E! Online]
3 of 4

“..stronger than most teen girls' bonding movies..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
3 of 4

“..Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is the Beaches for teenage girls..”
by Jennifer Simonovic [Hollywood.com]
3 of 5

“..shows a surprising level of sophistication - in its performances, its production values, and its emotional maturity..”
by Kimberley Jones [Austin Chronicle]
“..I found it not boring at all..”
by Eric Lurio [Entertainment Insider]
3 of 4

“..charming adaptation of Ann Brashares'..”
by Allison Benedikt [Chicago Tribune]
6 of 10

“..an overall solid film that any teen or pre-teen girl should find particularly involving..”
by Joshua Starnes [Comingsoon.net]
3.5 of 5

“..a surprisingly enjoyable experience poised to be one of the summer's sleeper hits..”
by Pete Vonder Haar [Film Threat, Hollywood's Indie Voice]
4 of 5

“..a modest but moving movie that that does a better job engaging issues than many of its adult counterparts...”
by Robert Denerstein [Denver Rocky Mountain News]
4 of 5

“..a good thing...”
by Kathy Cano [The Arizona Republic]
3 of 5

“..a fun movie, if not a bit disingenuous..”
by Pete Croatto [Filmcritic.com]
3.5 of 5

“..a cut above the fare usually served up for young girls and should even mildly entertain any parents who may accompany them..”
by Robin and Laura Clifford [Reeling Reviews]
“..a breezy and fun introduction to the summer movie season...”
by Lynn Barker [TeenHollywood.com]
3 of 4

“.."Traveling Pants" is smart summer entertainment that you don't need to be a teenage girl to appreciate...”
by Bob Strauss [L.A. Daily News]
4.5 of 5
Reviewed by Nicole Richardson [Christian Spotlight on Movies]
4.5 of 5
Reviewed by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment weekly]
4 of 5
Reviewed by [The Movie Chicks]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Jeff Farance [The Daytona Beach News-Journal]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by Bruce Westbrook [Houston Chronicle]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Eric D. Snider [The Land of Eric]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by Kevin N. Laforest [Montreal Film Journal]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Lew Irwin [ShowBIZ Data]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Sean O'Connell [Flipside Movie Emporium]
3 of 4
Reviewed by [SPLICEDwire: Film Reviews, News and Interviews]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Sam Osborn ["samseescinema" ]
3 of 4
Reviewed by [Mr. Cranky Rates the Movies]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Stina Chyn [Film Threat, Hollywood's Indie Voice]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Daniel Neman [Richmond Times-Dispatch]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Christy Lemire [The Hartford Courant]
3 of 4
Reviewed by David Sterritt [Christian Science Monitor]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Steve Rhodes ["Steve Rhodes" ]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Jeanne Aufmuth [Palo Alto Online]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Eric Lurio [Greenwich Village Gazette]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Peter Sobczynski [EFilmCritic.com]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Hanh Nguyen [Zap2it.com]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Chris Gonzalez [Movieman's Guide to the Movies]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Sara M. Fetters [MovieFreak.com]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Eugene Novikov [Film Blather]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Michael W. Phillips, Jr [Goatdog's Movies]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Barry Paris [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Tim Knight [Reel.com]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Wade Major [Boxoffice Magazine]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Alicia Potter [The Boston Phoenix]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Jeff Vice [Deseret News, Salt Lake City]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Paul Doro [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
Reviewed by John Urbancich [Sun Newspapers]
Reviewed by Michael Rechtshaffen [The Hollywood Reporter]
Reviewed by [U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops]
Reviewed by Betty Jo Tucker [ReelTalk]
Reviewed by Jay S. Jacobs [Pop Entertainment.com]
Reviewed by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat [Spirituality and Health]
Reviewed by Janet Smith [Georgia Straight]
Reviewed by [Leonard Maltin's Picks]
Reviewed by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
Reviewed by Bill DeLapp [Syracuse New Times]

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