The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers

DVD - 2019 | Widescreen version
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In 1850s Oregon, a gold prospector is chased by the infamous duo of assassins, the Sisters brothers.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California : Annapurna Pictures , Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2019]
Edition: Widescreen version
Branch Call Number: DVD S COMEDY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
laser optical,NTSC
video file,DVD video,region 1

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reverendmike
Mar 23, 2019

A good movie, not great. The performances were solid. The novel is much better: I strongly recommend reading it. The movie provides some visual language that might be hard to gather from the novel. The plot is somewhat different between the movie and the novel, though I can't say one is better than the other. The novel provides more depth, particularly in regards to Eli Sisters (the more reluctant participant in their shared profession of killing). The motivation for Warm's gold prospecting is different in the movie (as far as I know) in comparison to the novel; an interesting variation, but probably unnecessary. The movie's worth 3.5 stars, in my opinion.

CMLibrary_gjd_0 Mar 23, 2019

I seem to remember Eli and Charlie having better lines. I loved this book and was trepidatious about the movie because they never "get it right" when filming. To my recollection, the story is the same in both formats; I still think the book was funnier. Not laugh out loud funny, this is not a Kevin Hart vehicle, but the funny that sneaks up on you. I also feel the brothers were kinder in the book.

All in all, this is a beautiful western with a quirky story. John C Reilly and Juaquin Phoenix played their parts well, imbuing feelings and motivations in these "cold blooded"killers. I hated Jake Gyllenhaal's mustache though; really bugged me throughout the film!!

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Rickyscv
Mar 10, 2019

Thankfully, a bit off the beaten path. My wife and I really enjoyed this movie. It was well paced, the cinematography was well done, the acting very good and the music was a real treat. Very creative directing. Way above average and well worth watching. Was surprised that none of it was shot in the US (it's set in Oregon/California) but actually in Roumania, Spain and France.

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ralwal
Mar 05, 2019

The time for this genre is over. We watched some to see where it was going, but it was getting bleaker and darker, so we rejected.

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susancp61
Mar 03, 2019

I liked it.
Good acting.
Two different brothers, in an
old fashioned Western.

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Wendie
Mar 03, 2019

Disappointed in this one. I picked it because of the lead actors, but I expected more.

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graybear2
Feb 26, 2019

Billed as a comedy, but not funny. Great cast but plodding pace. Final 15 minutes or so where good but the rest just so-so. We feel it was overrated and were quite disappointed.

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lukasevansherman
Feb 23, 2019

Re: Boydn's quote from critic Owen Gleiberman: Owen Gleiberman can suck it. Nobody should ever quote someone who wrote for "Entertainment Weekly." It wasn't called Cinema Weekly or Art Weekly, you know? I like westerns and I especially like westerns that try to do something different. Based on the book by Patrick deWitt, this was directed by Frenchman Jacques Audiard ("A Prophet") and has a great cast: John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, and, very briefly, Carole Kane, Rutger Hauer, and Allison Tolman. While it has all the elements of a classic western, it has a darkly sardonic tone and is absent of the mythic bunk of the old movies. It's beautifully shot and deliberately paced, with a non-ending ending, but I really liked it. It would be a good double feature with the Coens' "Balld of Buster Scruggs."

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SAPL454
Feb 14, 2019

Great movie; great action!

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Byond
Feb 10, 2019

Positive critical response, but lost money. I was looking forward to it because I enjoyed the book, and the the straight ahead 'A Prophet' by the director. You get Desplat's score. One critic (Owen Gleibermen of Variety) wrote, "The Sisters Brothers is too light to be a true drama and too heavy to be a comedy." You might be able to enjoy it for what it is. I didn't like it; neither felt edified. DeWitt on first seeing it could only say, 'It was a lot to take in'.

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