Oct 19, 2018 · Directed by Jacques Audiard. With John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed. In 1850s Oregon, the infamous duo of assassins, Eli Sisters (John C. Reilly) and Charlie Sisters (Joaquin Phoenix), chase a gold prospector and his unexpected ally.
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THE SISTERS BROTHERS (4 Stars) An extremely engaging anti-Western featuring fantastic performances from John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Riz Ahmed is slightly marred by an ...
- drama, western, comedy, crime
The Sisters Brothers is a 2018 black comedy Western crime drama film directed by Jacques Audiard from a screenplay he co-wrote with Thomas Bidegain, based on the novel of the same name by Patrick deWitt. An American and French co-production, it is Audiard's first English-language work.
The Sisters Brothers is a 2011 Western novel by Canadian-born author Patrick deWitt.The darkly comic story takes place in Oregon and California in 1851. The narrator, Eli Sisters, and his brother Charlie are assassins tasked with killing Hermann Kermit Warm, an ingenious prospector who has been accused of stealing from the Sisters' fearsome boss, the Commodore.
- Patrick deWitt
- 325 (hardcover)
The Sisters Brothers is the son of True Grit, a funny, heartbreaking 5 star novel from 1968. Same genre – unconsciously-hilarious wild west memoir written in curious stiff slightly formal and stilted but purely beautiful language beginning at the beginning and driving the surprising narrative always forward without stopping to apologise to ...
With The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt pays homage to the classic Western, transforming it into an unforgettable comic tour de force. Filled with a remarkable cast of characters-losers, cheaters, and ne’er-do-wells from all stripes of life-and told by a complex and compelling narrator, it is a violent, lustful odyssey through the ...
- Patrick deWitt
The dialogue is sharp and well acted by Joaquin Phoenix and John C Reilly as the Sisters Brothers. They are great together. Throw in Jake Gyllenhaal, who I think is the best performer in this, and a complete opposite performance by Riz Ahmed than his Venom villain and the four of them eat through the well set scenery from start to finish.
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