TITLE: SISTER ACT
DIRECTOR: EMILE ARDOLINO
WRITER: "JOSEPH HOWARD"
THE BOTTOM LINE: A creaky plot, predictable characters, recycled pop tunes, instant uplift, no style -- how can it miss?
FOR HALF ITS LENGTH THE PICture shambles along, perfunctory, rhythmless, misdirected, wasting the time of the moviegoer who couldn't get into Lethal Weapon 3 next door. Then the ragged choir of St. Katherine's convent swings into a tambourine-rattling version of Smokey Robinson's My Guy -- "There's not a man today/ Who could take me away/ From my God" -- and Sister Act instantly enslaves its audience. A few more tunes, a chase,...