I got a little bit excited when I realised The Sisters Brothers was on NowTV, so I grabbed my salted popcorn and got comfy. These days a good western can be hard to find but we seem to have had a few years of new westerns. This is one of the more recent ones and I have to say a really enjoyable watch.
**There may be spoilers ahead**
Set in 1850s Oregon, infamous brother assassins, Charlie and Eli Sisters, chase a gold prospector and his unexpected ally for their employer. Based on the novel by Patrick DeWitt of the same name, the brothers chase Hermann Kermit Warm from Oregon to San Francisco. And all the while Eli is having doubts about his chosen profession and wondering how he can get out, and Hermann might just have the solution.
Starring John C. Reilly (Guardians of the Galaxy, Stan & Ollie), Joaquin Phoenix (Joker, You Were Never Really Here), Jake Gyllenhaal (Velvet Buzzsaw, Spider-Man: Far From Home), Riz Ahmed (Venom, The OA), Rebecca Root (Last Christmas, The Danish Girl), and Carol Kane (Gotham, The Dead Don’t Die).
The Sisters Brothers Review Conclusion
I would watch it again – This movie actually had a real hands-over-my-face oh-my-god moment. A rich landscape provides the backdrop for the brothers’ journey across Oregon and into San Fransisco and the battles and dilemmas they encounter on the way. There was little to distract from the story whilst providing to plenty to support the setting and story. The horses were gorgeous, and the injuries realistic and believable. What I’m saying is, this was a proper western, a western to get lost in. A story that ebbs and flows and has layers. The characters are well defined and wonderfully played and I just loved it.
You might consider a tin of beans whilst you watch this, or maybe a nice son-of-a-gun stew with some freshly baked bread. A nice bottled beer to wash it down or hot coffee strong enough to stand a spoon up in.
A young woman with a promise to keep.
Another with a curse to lift.
And a werewolf looking for a new mate.
When Alice invited her friends, Sarah, Paul, and Dave to stay in her Grandmother’s Romanian farmstead they were expecting to take a break from studying and have a good time. Of course, that wasn’t the only reason Alice was there but her friends didn’t need to be involved in that. And she could happily show them where her family was from. And the town where she had spent her summers without them ever suspecting anything.
But then they meet the hunter, the werewolves catch their scent, and Sarah reveals a secret that could end her friendship with Alice and spell disaster for all of them.
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Horror and Fantasy Author – Also writing as K.T. McQueen. Love Western Horror, cowboy boots, my cactus Collin, & my Demon Cat.
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