The Sisters Brothers Reviews

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January 14, 2019
A showpiece for four character actors to do some supremely impressive work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 6, 2019
Sprawling, skewed, revisionist Western from a French director.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 28, 2018
The film has action and lots of loud gunplay, but Audiard's direction tends to tease out the story's quieter moments, favoring characterization and dialogue.
December 14, 2018
A revisionist Western road movie comedy with a heaping side of existential drama and great performances.
December 7, 2018
It's a warped dream of the Western that successfully subverts and delivers a ravishingly beautiful spectacle.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 15, 2018
The Sisters Brothers might have some of the conventions of a typical western, but it surpasses them with a surprising touch of warmth and humanity. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 5, 2018
Surely not your typical Western...there were several times where it felt time to wrap it up...I didn't understand why the movie was still going, why were you still telling this story?
November 1, 2018
Audiard...charms the film with a sense of half-witted adventure, filling its pages with amusing and horrifying tableaus of accidental perils.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 1, 2018
There is much to admire about The Sisters Brothers; the powerful performances, the beautiful cinematography, and the statement on violence in the Old West.
October 31, 2018
Withholding the basics we expect from a western - poetic violence, heroic or sinister tableaux of men on horseback - started to seem like the whole point.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 30, 2018
This is a very gritty and dirty western, not the romantic kind of story seen in traditional westerns, but it is also quirky and funny at times, despite all the violence.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 26, 2018
"The Sisters Brothers" feels like a movie in search of a point.
October 26, 2018
Audiard's resulting egg dish might include a few wayward ingredients too many, but on the whole, it adequately fills your belly.
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
October 25, 2018
Conveys most of the book's darkly comic charm while presenting a minor spin on the Western formula... A diverting lark.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 25, 2018
John C. Reilly rises to profound levels in this thinking man's western. At least that's what I think it is.
| Original Score: 4/5
October 25, 2018
Siblings' Divide Drives "Sisters Brothers."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
October 23, 2018
His [Reilly's} emotion spills out of every corner of the film and he uses his odd kind of charm to hook you to his journey.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 22, 2018
Don't expect happy endings because the best you'll get is bittersweet. This renders everything that much more authentic, though.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 21, 2018
Alexandre Desplat's energetic, wistful score reverberates, like the film itself, with both hopeful optimism and resigned melancholy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 21, 2018
A well-cast picaresque Western with a little existential angst amid the shootouts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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