• Released
  • May 10, 2013
  • (Limited LA; Expands 5/17)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 39 min
  • Documentary
88

Washington Post

The documentary also reveals the sisters’ almost symbiotic closeness. They live together most of the year, cook together, do karaoke together and joke about how difficult it would be if one chose to get married.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
This is a story as involving as you'd imagine it would be.
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75

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
The fact that Serena, ranked number one again this year — the oldest woman (31) ever so ranked — means that their story isn’t over, and that if a skeptic wants to finally appreciate their historic impact on the game, he or she still has time to come around.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The directors complied and made some trims, which helps explain why the film works better as a thrilling but superficial celebration of two incredible athletes instead of a personal portrait of two world-famous women who continue to make sports history.
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75

The Playlist

By Kimber Myers
Venus and Serena wins points for sharing an intimate, not-always-flattering view of the sisters that isn’t PR-friendly.
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70

Village Voice

By Ernest Hardy
What Venus and Serena does extraordinarily well is capture the work ethic and undersung smarts of the sisters while taking viewers deep into their enviably close relationship.
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70

NPR

By Ella Taylor
Me, I wanted to know what these two remarkable young women will obsess about once the whole world has stopped watching, whether they will always be together — and what it would really feel like to be one of their much less famous siblings. We'll probably never know, except in someone else's future fiction feature.
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67

The A.V. Club

By Mike D'Angelo
What comes across most strongly is the genuine, overpowering love these two women have for each other, even when they’re in direct competition.
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63

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
This documentary, a love letter to their sisterly bond, gives a reasonably engaging look behind the scenes.
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60

The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
Think of this movie as a greatest-hits package, with some good stuff to show but nothing very new to say.
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66 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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