Saturday, July 4, 2020

Review The Sisters Brothers (2018)


#TheSistersBrothers (2019): 7/10

Based on the novel of the same name and written and directed by Jacques Audiard (‘Rust And Bone’), Joaquin Phoenix (‘Her’) and John C. Reilly (‘Step Brothers’) are the Sisters brothers, hired guns working for the Commodore (Rutger Hauer). Set against the backdrop of the 1850’s at the height of the California Gold Rush, the film does not harbour the usual Hollywood gloss, instead it’s a gritty, ruthless piece with bloody gunslinging and a comedic undertone to boot.

Charlie Sister (Phoenix) is bolshy and full of himself, wanting to continue to lead his current life, and yet relies heavily on his brother Eli without ever really being appreciative of him, making us more than sympathetic towards the kind-hearted Eli (Reilly), who is just looking to retire and settle down; Reilly giving one of the best performances of his career. Each scene brings with it its own tensions, personified by Hermann Kermit Warm, played by Riz Ahmed (‘Venom’), who is more than reluctant to share his experimental method for prospecting with new acquaintance John Morris (Jake Gyllenhaal), who unbeknown to him is actually on a scouting mission for the Commodore also.

The film is both a slow-burning tale of redemption and an examination of moral ambiguity in a merciless time period for man, complimented by great performances and some even finer cinematography.

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