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Laramie Movie Scope:
Sister Act

Songs and nuns and joy and mobsters

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by Robert Roten, Film Critic
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June 20, 1992 -- ``Sister Act,'' on the other hand, is lots of fun. The plot is dumb, but Whoopi Goldberg, who plays a Vegas lounge singer hiding from the Mob in a Convent, rescues it with a great performance. The whole cast is very good, including Harvey Keitel, as the mobster out to kill Goldberg because she witnessed a murder. Also exceptional is Maggie Smith, who plays the stern leader of the order where Whoopi is hiding out.

The best parts of the movie are the musical numbers when Goldberg, who takes over directorship of the choir, turns popular songs from the 1960s into hymns, complete with lounge-act choreography. The songs are great and the joy of the music really comes through. The film is funny and very warm-hearted, the complete opposite of the Batman sequel. It rates a B.

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