• The Sisters Brothers (2018)

The Sisters Brothers

Release Date: September 21st, 2018

R |2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary

It's 1851, and Charlie and Eli Sisters are both brothers and assassins, boys grown to men in a savage and hostile world. 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 -- an adventure that tests the deadly family ties that bind.

Cast: John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rebecca Root, Allison Tolman, Rutger Hauer, Carol Kane

Director: Jacques Audiard

Genres: Dark comedy , Western

Production Co: France 2 Cinéma, Why Not Productions, KNM, Mobra Films, Les Films du Fleuve, Page 114, France 3 Cinéma, Annapurna Pictures, Apaches Entertainment

Keywords: Witty , Escape , Amusing , Suspenseful , Pursuit , Brash , Rivalry , Brother

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    This first English-language outing by the ever-adventurous French director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Rust and Bone) is a connoisseur’s delight, as it's boisterously acted and detailed down to its last bit of shirt stitching. show more

  • 75
    K. Austin CollinsVanity Fair

    The film is rich with male feelings and even manages to have a sense of humor about its own sadness. Phoenix is fine here—his usual loose cannon—as is Gyllenhaal, whose educated snob routine doesn’t overplay its hand an inch. Though I’m tempted to launch a federal investigation into his mutt of an accent. But it’s Reilly who really carries the movie. show more

  • 80
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    This is a Western which is rugged and raw, eschewing the genre’s mythmaking for something a little more off the beaten path. show more

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