The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers

Les Frères Sisters

DVD - 2019 | Widescreen edition
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In 1850s Oregon, a gold prospector is chased by the infamous duo of assassins, the Sisters brothers.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Canada Inc., [2019]
Edition: Widescreen edition
Branch Call Number: DVD SIS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.

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jimg2000
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.

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Janice21383
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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Urbano
Apr 29, 2019

If you loved the book, please, please, please spare yourself the pain of watching this film.

The screenwriter/director stripped out everything that was funny and magical from the story and left this bland shell of a film in its place.

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robsuka
Apr 11, 2019

best western in years, weird it took a French production co. to do it

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bdehler
Apr 05, 2019

Average movie,, good writing, but movie very slow in parts...but I kept it going until the end

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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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jimg2000
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.
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The bickering:
The man can't be everywhere at once. It stands to reason he'd be victimized.
-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?

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jimg2000
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.
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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.
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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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