Brothers by blood. Sisters by name.
John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rebecca Root,
|Screenplay||Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain, from the book by Patrick DeWitt|
|Produced by||Consortium of European companies|
|Language||Frequent strong impact use of foul language.|
|Violence||Frequent strong impact realistic violence with scenes including shooting at point blank.|
|Drug abuse||None (sic)|
|Comments||The themes are complex and mature with frequent strong violence, frequent strong impact language, with moderate to occasionally strong impact SRA and fairly frequent mild to moderate substance abuse.Noted themes and elements justify age restriction of 16.|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
Herman Eloff Exceptional acting by an outstanding cast is what clinches the deal and ultimately transforms this film into an absolute cinematic delight. Once enthralled by the storyline and embedded within the fictional world so masterfully crafted, the viewer becomes part of a gratifying journey that ends with pure delectation. If there was ever any doubt that there is heart within this robust tale of death and destruction, rest assured that you’ll find it radiating from its soul-stirring finale.
Jim Judy The chemistry between Reilly and Phoenix as the siblings and Gyllenhaal and Ahmed as the unlikely duo is good, and the Tarantino-esque dialogue lifts the overall effort above the usual genre trappings and expectations. While it’s certainly not for all audiences, I can say I was engaged from start to finish thanks to the unique drawings and subsequent performances of the main characters.
Tomatometer The Sisters Brothers rides familiar genre trails in occasionally unexpected ways - a satisfying journey further elevated by its well-matched leading men.
|Movie Review Query Engine|
Jeffrey M. Anderson Heavy violence, camaraderie in revisionist Western.
What the People say
|The Movie DB|
Average .. 73%