[Note: With the film finally out on DVD here in the UK, here's a reposting of our review of the film from its Us cinematic release]
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.
Director Jacques Audiard continues his run of terrific form after Dheepan and Rust and Bone with the powerfully stoic, yet sentimentally endearing western The Sisters Brothers. A film that stars the talent and screen presence of acting giants and character actors in the calibre of John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal and Riz Ahmed, yet