The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers

Western dark comedy and Jacques Audiard’s follow-up to his Palme D’Or-winning Dheepan. Stars John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix.

Based on Patrick Dewitt’s novel of the same name, the film follows two brothers – Eli and Charlie Sisters (Reilly and Phoenix) – who are hired to kill a prospector who has stolen from their boss. The story takes place in Oregon in 1851.

2019Rating: R13, Violence, offensive language, sexual references & content that may disturb117 minsUSA, France, Romania, Spain
ComedyWestern
95%
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Blake Howard

Flicks, Blake Howard

flicks

Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly play infamous bounty hunters in a deeply compelling western that subverts expectations.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

It's serving a reheated version of worn-to-the-bone male obsessions. And it made me wish, frankly, that I was seeing something bolder and newer.

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

The movie turns out, in the end, to have an idealised sense of closure in mind, one you both can and cannot see coming.

Time Out

Time Out

press

You don't need a deep love of westerns to get a kick out of Jacques Audiard's wry, surprising, and often plain hilarious frontier story.

4.0
The Times

The Times

press

Joaquin Phoenix and John C Reilly are the western double act you never knew you needed (until now) in this exhilarating cowboy romp.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Audiard's storytelling has an easy swing to it, his dialogue is garrulous and unsentimental, and the narrative is exotically offbeat.

4.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Audiard plays to his past strengths as a poet of wounded masculinity; in its most touching moments, "The Sisters Brothers" is like a hangout movie on horseback.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A pleasing, lovingly crafted Western from a surprising source.

Flicks, Blake Howard

Flicks, Blake Howard

flicks

Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly play infamous bounty hunters in a deeply compelling western that subverts expectations.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

It's serving a reheated version of worn-to-the-bone male obsessions. And it made me wish, frankly, that I was seeing something bolder and newer.

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

The movie turns out, in the end, to have an idealised sense of closure in mind, one you both can and cannot see coming.

Time Out

Time Out

press

You don't need a deep love of westerns to get a kick out of Jacques Audiard's wry, surprising, and often plain hilarious frontier story.

4.0
The Times

The Times

press

Joaquin Phoenix and John C Reilly are the western double act you never knew you needed (until now) in this exhilarating cowboy romp.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Audiard's storytelling has an easy swing to it, his dialogue is garrulous and unsentimental, and the narrative is exotically offbeat.

4.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Audiard plays to his past strengths as a poet of wounded masculinity; in its most touching moments, "The Sisters Brothers" is like a hangout movie on horseback.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A pleasing, lovingly crafted Western from a surprising source.