The Sisters Brothers (2018) Film Review
Based on the 2011 novel by Patrick DeWitt, The Sisters Brothers stars John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix as the eponymous brothers, a pair of assassins. The film follows the brothers as they hunt John Morris (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Herman Kermit Warm (Riz Ahmed), who have teamed up to look for gold.
While The Sisters Brothers
The slow tone keeps the film at an almost monotonous pace, so it is up to the cast to carry the narrative. All four actors deliver engaging performances and bring something different to the mix. From Gyllenhaal’s eloquence to Pheonix’s intensity, they offer subtlety and a quietness that is appreciated during the hunt.
The small number of protagonists and minimal dialogue enable director Jacques Audiard to evenly develop each character so audiences can easily empathise with them. In addition, he simply conveys the solitude and perils of the wilderness, which nicely complements Benoît Debie’s stunning cinematography.
Overall, The Sisters Brothers
The Sisters Brothers is out in UK cinemas on 5 April.
Director: Jacques Audiard
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed
Runtime: 124 minutes