The Sisters Brothers
From acclaimed director Jacques Audiard (Rust and Bone, A Prophet), and based on the novel by Patrick deWitt, THE SISTERS BROTHERS is a reimagining of the cinematic Western as a dangerous, witty, and emotionally cathartic exploration of what it means to be a man. It is 1851, and Charlie and Eli Sisters (Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly) are both brothers and assassins, boys grown to men in a savage and hostile world. They have blood on their hands: that of criminals, that of innocents...and they know no state of existence other than being gunmen. The older of the two, introspective Eli (Reilly) rides hard with his younger sibling yet dares to dream of a normal life. The younger of the two, hard-drinking Charlie (Phoenix) has taken charge with gusto as lead man on the duo's assignments. Each increasingly questions, and quibbles with, the other's methods. The Sisters brothers find themselves on a journey through the Northwest, bringing them to the mountains of Oregon, a dangerous brothel in the small town of Mayfield, and eventually, the Gold Rush land of California - a journey that will test the deadly family ties that bind. But, can it also be the path to rediscovering what remains of their humanity? THE SISTERS BROTHERS also stars Jake Gyllenhaal as learned scout John Morris and Riz Ahmed as fugitive chemist Hermann Kermit Warm.
Keywords: #Jacques Audiard #Jake Gyllenhaal #Joaquin Phoenix #John C. Reilly #Les Frères Sisters (2018) #Riz Ahmed #The Sisters Brothers
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Silver Screen Riot
November 01, 2018 Audiard...charms the film with a sense of half-witted adventure, filling its pages with amusing and horrifying tableaus of accidental perils.
December 14, 2018 A revisionist Western road movie comedy with a heaping side of existential drama and great performances.Read in Source
Pay Or Wait
November 05, 2018 Surely not your typical Western...there were several times where it felt time to wrap it up...I didn't understand why the movie was still going, why were you still telling this story?Read in Source
San Diego Reader
October 05, 2018 For every revelation woven into the action, there's a bit of obvious philosophizing to remind you of the real point here. (It sure ain't the gunplay, though the way the six-guns spit sparks is fun to look at.)Read in Source
October 03, 2018 It aerates what's already been well-trod, offering an alternately pitiless and tenderhearted lens on such hardy themes as character, filial loyalty and American progress at its most naive and voraciously destructive.Read in Source
October 03, 2018 Audiard has made an atmospheric Western in which the four lead actors portray their characters with remarkable subtlety.Read in Source
Ben Film Talk
December 07, 2018 It's a warped dream of the Western that successfully subverts and delivers a ravishingly beautiful spectacle.Read in Source
October 04, 2018 Equal parts comedy, drama, love story and horror story, the saga simply refuses to be easily lassoed.Read in Source
October 12, 2018 "The Sisters Brothers" often feels like a journey in search of a destination.Read in Source
October 03, 2018 The movie works, it well and truly works, because the four main characters come together in ways we could never have foreseen, and the actors themselves seem surprised at the twists the story takes and where their characters fall on the curve.Read in Source
November 15, 2018 The Sisters Brothers might have some of the conventions of a typical western, but it surpasses them with a surprising touch of warmth and humanity. [Full Review in Spanish]Read in Source
Eugene Weekly (OR)
December 28, 2018 The film has action and lots of loud gunplay, but Audiard's direction tends to tease out the story's quieter moments, favoring characterization and dialogue.Read in Source
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