• Holy Lands
  • Wild Stream (A)
  • XY Chelsea
  • Judy
  • Suburban Wildlife
  • Families like Yours
  • How to Get from Here to There
  • Life Like
  • Loqueesha
  • Nina Wu
  • It: Chapter Two
  • Frankie
  • Jean-Paul Gaultier: Freak and Chic
  • Long Haul: The Story of the Buckaroos (The)
  • Love Me Not
  • Front Runner (The)
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Late Night
  • Drag Kids
  • Queer Coolie-tudes
  • Darkroom - Tödliche Tropfen
  • Too Old to Die Young
  • Joan of Arc
  • And Then We Danced
  • Freedom
  • Beanpole
  • Bacurau
  • #Female Pleasure
  • Tattoo of Revenge
  • Army of Lovers (An)
  • Dog Barking at the Moon (A)
  • Lemebel
  • Drive Me Home
  • Crshd
  • Killing Patient Zero
  • Halston
  • Gay Chorus Deep South
  • Osmosis
  • Guys at Parties Like It
  • Loud Love

Sisters Brothers (The)

France | Spain | Romania | Belgium | USA , English, 121 mins

Original Title

Les Frères Sisters
  • Director: Jacques Audiard
  • Writer: Jacques Audiard; Thomas Bidegain; Patrick DeWitt
  • Producer: Pascal Caucheteux; Alison Dickey; Michael De Luca; John C. Reilly

CGiii Comment

Hooray...for a French take on an old, worn-out Hollywood staple: The Western.

Not a trace of the John-Homophobic-Wayne-Big-Ham-Style-of-Acting, no designer-damsels in distress, none of that 'there'll be injuns in dem hills' nonsense...instead, a story of brotherly love, idealism, greed and duty. Most definitely, not your usual kind of Western...this has intelligence, blooming bromances and a golden stream of rich subtext.

The 'Goodie' [there really is only one, although there is a convert to the good-side] is - perhaps - too good to be true...and, the 'Baddies' [there are many] are as savage and uncouth as you would expect...with the odd twist...with the oddest couples. John C. Reilly & Joaquin Phoenix - seriously - do do odd [assassin] brothers well...unlike [yet, like] oil and water, they mix their psychopathies with humour and violence towards a mesmerising conclusion. Simply, one of the best double acts of recent memory...and, most definitely, one of the best Westerns ever made!

Good to see Rebecca Root in a small but significant role...although the armchair activists will probably wail & moan about her on-screen treatment!


The(ir) Blurb...

Oregon, 1851. Hermann Kermit Warm, a chemist and aspiring gold prospector, keeps a profitable secret that the Commodore wants to know, so he sends the Sisters brothers, two notorious assassins, to capture him on his way to California.

Cast & Characters

Jake Gyllenhaal as Hermann Kermit Warm;
John C. Reilly as Charlie Sisters;
Joaquin Phoenix as Eli Sisters;
Carol Kane as Mrs. Sisters;
Riz Ahmed as Morris;
Rebecca Root as Mayfield;
Niels Arestrup;
Creed Bratton as Quarrelsome Saloon Guy Town 2;
Ian Reddington as The Father;
Aldo Maland as Young Eli Sisters;
Johannes Haukur Johannesson as Head Trapper;
Aidan O'Hare as Horse dealer;
Nick Cornwall as Encampment attacker

Due to the massive amounts of spam we receive, the comments section is curated...so, no spam, no swearing, nothing unrelated to the film...they just won't be published! Time is precious, let's not waste it!

Leave a comment

You are commenting as guest.