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The Sisters Brothers (2018)

Les frères Sisters (original title)
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In 1850s Oregon, the infamous duo of assassins, Eli and Charlie Sisters, chase a gold prospector and his unexpected ally.

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Jacques Audiard

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John C. Reilly ... Eli Sisters
Joaquin Phoenix ... Charlie Sisters
Jake Gyllenhaal ... John Morris
Riz Ahmed ... Hermann Kermit Warm
Rebecca Root ... Mayfield
Allison Tolman ... Girl Mayfield Saloon
Rutger Hauer ... The Commodore
Carol Kane ... Mrs Sisters
Patrice Cossonneau Patrice Cossonneau ... Blount
Zac Abbott Zac Abbott ... Blount Guy Dying (as Zack Abbott)
David Gasman ... Relay Owner
Philip Rosch ... Storekeeper Pioneer Town 2
Creed Bratton ... Quarrel Saloon Guy Town 02
Lenuta Bala Lenuta Bala ... Woman with the Bortsch
Jochen Hägele ... Horse Dealer Town 03
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Based on Patrick DeWitt's novel, The Sisters Brothers revolves around the colorfully named gold prospector Hermann Kermit Warm, who's being pursued across 1000 miles of 1850s Oregon desert to San Francisco by the notorious assassins Eli and Charlie Sisters. Except Eli is having a personal crisis and beginning to doubt the longevity of his chosen career. And Hermann might have a better offer. Written by Polly_Kat

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Make a killing. Make a living. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence including disturbing images, language, and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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France | Spain | Romania | Belgium | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Aragón, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$115,575, 23 September 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,143,056, 20 December 2018
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

John C. Reilly optioned the film rights to the novel in 2011. See more »

Goofs

In the campfire scene where John Morris and Hermann Kermit Warm are eating, the camera pans between the two characters several times during their conversation, and in those brief moments, the spoon Hermann Kermit Warm is eating with switches 4 times from his left to right hand. At 23:20 he's eating with left hand. At 23:34 he's eating with right hand. At 23:54 he's eating with left hand. At 24:12 he's eating with right hand. At 24:24 he's eating with left hand. See more »

Quotes

Eli Sisters: It's good. Is it vegetables?
Woman with the Bortsch: Borscht.
Eli Sisters: Sisters -I taste dill.
Woman with the Bortsch: Borscht.
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One of the Best Westerns in Years
3 October 2018 | by Zachary_goodwinSee all my reviews

The Sisters Brothers is a superb narrative driven western that doesn't hold back on it's true colors. John C Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix star as an incredible dynamic brother duo, working as assassins chasing Riz Ahmed along with Jake Gyllenhaal, a pair recent pair from Nightcrawler (2014). With outstanding performances all around, the actors create a terrific sense of realism in the relationships between characters, John C Reilly stands out, as he delivers one of his most outstanding serious and heartfelt performances yet. The film takes it times establishing itself as a true but unique western with charm and intensity, but the film hits it's prime in the third act delivering brutal and vigorous scenes. The score fits perfectly into the vibe and tone and elevates scenes to higher and more emotionally gripping spectacle. The cinematography is also notable, with exception use of gun flashes in the dark, and alluring composition. As an entirety, the film is extremely compelling and is one of the best westerns in the past decade.


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