The Sisters Brothers

Out Now On-Demand

Western dark comedy and Jacques Audiard’s follow-up to his Palme D’Or-winning Dheepan. Stars John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix.

Based on Patrick Dewitt’s novel of the same name, the film follows two brothers – Eli and Charlie Sisters (Reilly and Phoenix) – who are hired to kill a prospector who has stolen from their boss. The story takes place in Oregon in 1851.


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Comedy, Western


Rating: R13 Violence, offensive language, sexual references & content that may disturb

USA, France, Romania, Spain

Hollywood Reporter


A pleasing, lovingly crafted Western from a surprising source.

The Guardian


Audiard's storytelling has an easy swing to it, his dialogue is garrulous and unsentimental, and the narrative is exotically offbeat.

The Times (UK)


Joaquin Phoenix and John C Reilly are the western double act you never knew you needed (until now) in this exhilarating cowboy romp.

TimeOut (London)


You don't need a deep love of westerns to get a kick out of Jacques Audiard's wry, surprising, and often plain hilarious frontier story.

Vanity Fair


The movie turns out, in the end, to have an idealised sense of closure in mind, one you both can and cannot see coming.

Variety (USA)


It's serving a reheated version of worn-to-the-bone male obsessions. And it made me wish, frankly, that I was seeing something bolder and newer.

Los Angeles Times


Audiard plays to his past strengths as a poet of wounded masculinity; in its most touching moments, "The Sisters Brothers" is like a hangout movie on horseback.