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The Sisters Brothers

Year 1850. Charlie and Eli Sisters live in a wild and hostile world. They have blood on their hands: the blood of criminals and innocent people alike... They have no scruples about killing. It’s their job. Charlie, the younger brother, was born to kill. Eli, however, dreams of living a normal life. They are hired by the Commodore to find and kill a man. From Oregon to California, a ruthless hunt begins, an initiatory journey that will ... [+]
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United StatesUnited States M
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
"There’s greed, for sure, and a vein of dark comedy that the film mines with rollicking gusto. Still, t’s the dream of the Old West that (...) convey in all its many facets. It’s one of a kind (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Todd McCarthy
The Hollywood Reporter
"A pleasing, lovingly crafted Western from a surprising source (...) John C. Reilly in the sort of starring role he’s been waiting for his whole career"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Owen Gleiberman
"A Western ramble that's witty and watchable yet still a touch wearying (...) [It] is too light to be a true drama and too heavy to be a comedy."  NEU
United StatesUnited States F
Manohla Dargis
The New York Times
"A great deal of the movie's enjoyment comes from its four principals, who work well when paired off but are particularly appealing in a group."  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Tomris Laffly
"This alcohol-soaked Frontier road trip constantly reinvents itself at every turn in fun, witty and ultimately touching ways (…) Rating: ★★★ (out of 4)"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Anthony Lane
The New Yorker
"There's another reason for the lure of 'The Sisters Brothers'. If the lives that it portrays are in transit, the world that encircles them is in even faster flux."  POS
United StatesUnited States F
Leah Greenblatt
Entertainment Weekly
"[It] is the kind of old-fashioned, quintessentially American story they used to call a picaresque (...) It’s also almost impossible to believe it wasn’t made by another set of siblings: the Coen Brothers.  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Rex Reed
The New York Observer
"Of course it tries to be fresh and different, functioning more as a black-comedy character study than an action thriller. Mostly it's a misguided mess."  NEG
United StatesUnited States M
Alonso Duralde
The Wrap
"A film that delivers what we want from a Western without being afraid to ask hard questions about the men who made the Old West (...) This is one of the year’s best films."  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Rodrigo Perez
The Playlist
"Audiard’s impressive English-language debut and cinematic reimagining of the Western is picaresque, with a strong, surprising undercurrent of emotion that catches the viewer off guard."  POS
United StatesUnited States F
Emily Yoshida
"The redemption of killers doesn’t feel quite as urgent a narrative as the alliance of idealists (...) [it] retreats back from some interesting, adventurous territory to something all too familiar."  NEG
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Peter Bradshaw
The Guardian
"The English-language debut from the French director is an all-American delight (...) A portrait of male sadness and claustrophobic and empty male ambition (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Robbie Collin
"Jacques Audiard's Western feels like a lot of shots in the dark (…) Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)"  NEU
BelgiumBelgium M
Fabien Lemercier
"Audiard impeccably fulfils his contract delivering an energetic and entertaining film with great mastery, without denying his attraction to dark and gloomy yet redemptive atmospheres"  POS
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