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The Sisters Brothers Reviews

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April 16, 2019
A nice little gem.
April 8, 2019
The film's picaresque jumble of tones...could have done with a little tightening around its middle. But we do at least finally know How The West Was Won. With indoor plumbing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 8, 2019
It's his first work in the English language and it's darkly funny, as violent as you would expect a film about assassins to be, and knowingly subversive of the Western myth.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 8, 2019
The Sisters Brothers rarely gallops but there is much to savour as Audiard once again explores the ties that bind and the need to mean something to someone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 8, 2019
It's wordy, slow-moving and reflective but it's also funny, well written and nicely played out by a cast firing on all guns.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 7, 2019
Erudite, visceral and chuckle-worthy, this western is based on Patrick deWitt's novel and starts out as the story of two gun-toting, chalk-and-cheese brothers, only to become more mysterious.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 7, 2019
Images of the Oregon trail's deserted beauty invoke the genre's cinematic history, but these aren't John Ford's stoic, taciturn cowboys.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 5, 2019
The Sisters Brothers hovers unconvincingly between tones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 5, 2019
Dialling down the book's humour, Audiard brings a rugged authenticity to proceedings, with rote brutality punctured by glimmers of humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 5, 2019
It's a measure of the four exceptional central performances (from Reilly, Phoenix, Gyllenhaal and Ahmed) that the film remains so engaging in spite of its narrative digressions and moments of very bleak violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 5, 2019
Reilly and Phoenix make a great double act, and Audiard's film highlights the bravery and stupidity of the men who settled the west.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 5, 2019
A more thoughtful Western than we're used to - still looking dusty and beautiful, but with fewer cliches and not much real resolution, which won't be to everyone's taste - but I enjoyed my time with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 5, 2019
Engrossing as the narrative is, the greatest pleasures of this terrific film lie in the contrasting personalities of the various protagonists, and in the way a quartet of wonderful actors bring them to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 5, 2019
Who knew that what we were missing was John C. Reilly as a gun-toting cowboy?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 4, 2019
This pleasingly talky movie rides roughshod over the Clint Eastwood model of the taciturn gunslinger. Eli and Charlie are total chatterboxes; they don't shut up
April 4, 2019
This is a one-last-hurrah cowboy film with a warm sense of humour and a number of unexpected quirks, including two delightful performances from Riz Ahmed and Jake Gyllenhaal.
April 3, 2019
A remarkably astute exploration of human vices.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 3, 2019
It's an extraordinary film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 3, 2019
[T]his is a superb film - offbeat, constantly surprising, alternately violent, funny and deeply poignant.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 2, 2019
For while the lack of certain genre conventions may be frustrating for some, there is still a lot to appreciate once the dust has settled on what you may have been anticipating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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