The Sisters Brothers

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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.

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Comedy, Western

117mins

Rating: MA15+ Strong themes and violence

USA, France, Romania, Spain

Hollywood Reporter

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A pleasing, lovingly crafted Western from a surprising source.

The Guardian

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

The Times (UK)

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

TimeOut (London)

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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.

Vanity Fair

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

Variety (USA)

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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.

Los Angeles Times

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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.