The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers

DVD - 2019
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A few decades before the gold rush in the 1870s, there are prospectors out in the Pacific Northwest trying to make a name for themselves. One of them suddenly finds himself in a world of trouble when a notorious pair of brothers marks him for death. The Sisters brothers are known all throughout the area for their wicked ways, and now they believe that he has crossed them. In order to escape their wrath, he'll need to draw upon resources he's not even sure he possesses.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California :, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment,, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: DVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in.,color,rda
Dolby Digital 5.1
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Jul 13, 2019

I believe this is one of the better Western Movies. Well, it's a little different, apart from the
USA's love of guns and killings.

Jul 08, 2019

A bit slow to begin and get going, but very well done all in all. Great cast, great scenery and great play. Good movie.

Jul 06, 2019

I love westerns but this was kind of slow..too slow..interesting characters but more of a drama like some 18th century english cautious of what you want in a western is all I'm saying

Jun 27, 2019

***spoiler below***

This film had a compelling story, great cast, and beautiful cinematography. John C. Reilly showed real depth in a role not typical of him. FWIW, I thought I caught at least one anachronism--I'm pretty sure there was no Folsom Lake on the American River in the 1850s.

This is a bittersweet story about trauma, love, and the longing for redemption. It had a great ending--even broken gun slingers sometimes get to go home.

P.S. IMO, the trailers for this film are very misleading, it is not a "dark comedy".

Jun 17, 2019

A well shot film, with an ensemble cast that includes Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Riley, and Jake Gyllenhaal. Set shortly after the start of the California Gold Rush in 1851, the story follows the Sisters Brothers, Eli and Charlie, a pair of violent hitman working for the distant and enigmatic "Commodore." There mission sees them pursuing a chemist portrayed by Riz Ahmed, who has purportedly discovered a more simplified system for discovering gold. The movie is violent and fast paced, with a natural pairing between Riley and Gyllenhaal in terms of dialogue and presence. The movie does a great job capturing the scenic vistas of Northern California and Oregon, as well as period styles of dress and manners. The movie, however, seems to presuppose that the viewer has read the books, as it seems like there is something that is missing in the story of the film. While I was captured by the imagery of the film the plot fell flat for me.

Jun 13, 2019

Realistic, definitely bloody and violent. Wish I hadn't watched it before going to bed....nightmares!

Jun 12, 2019

Dark, boring, bloody.

May 27, 2019

Great book (read a few years back) and great movie. Sensibilities is the word coming to mind.

May 09, 2019

Agree with Janice21383's comment except the wanting to hug bit as each of the four male leads needed a bath and scrubbing after what they have gone through. Mom knows best, right? ("You smell bad.") One of the most realistic and heartfelt familial brotherly love film I have ever watched.

Apr 30, 2019

An unconventional Western with two (or four) dubious heroes, and a tone that veers from comedy to tragedy and back again in the same scene or even in the same sentence. What's not to love? Seldom have I cared as much for characters in a movie, which is partly because of the story (from Sidney's own Patrick deWitt), and partly because of the four principal actors. They are so human and real, I just wanted to hug the varmints. Gorgeous cinematography and score, too. If you're looking for something different -- here you go, something different.

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May 09, 2019

The mission:

Why do we have to find Morris?
-He's after a prospector named Hermann Kermit Warm.
Great. He can find him and kill him, then. End of story.
-Morris is a scout, he's not a killer. The mission is, Morris finds Warm, he holds him, we come in and finish the job. That's the mission.
What about the horses?
-What's your goddamn problem with the horses? The Commodore told us he would get us new horses. Isn't that what he did?
No. For you he got a new horse. For me, he made room in his stable and got rid of some horse meat.
The bickering:
The man can't be everywhere at once. It stands to reason he'd be victimized.
Yes, victimized.
-The Commodore is victimized?
Well, what would you call it? If a man is forced to protect his fortune with the likes of us, what would you call it?
-Not victimized.
You're not gonna start nitpicking over every word, are you?

May 09, 2019

The fathers (from IMDb quotes, thanks):

John Morris: I left my family out of hatred and that my father was the person I despised most in this world. I despised everything about him. I sincerely thought I had been freed of all that until tonight. Listening to you, what do I realize? That most of the things that I thought I'd been doing these past years, freely the opinions that I thought I had of my own volition were in fact dictated by my hatred towards that man. I'm 35 years old and my life is like an empty cylinder.

Charlie Sisters: You do realize that our father was stark raving mad and we got his foul blood in our veins? That was his gift to us. That blood is why we're good at what we do.

Eli Sisters: Our father drank, Charlie.

Charlie Sisters: Touché.
Not in IMDb:
Eli: And I'm the older one. It should have been me.
Warm: Do you regret that?
Eli: Yes. 'Cause after that, Charlie was never the same.


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