The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers

DVD - 2019
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In 1850s Oregon, a gold prospector is chased by the infamous duo of assassins, the Sisters brothers.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Canada Inc., ©2019.
Edition: Widescreen edition.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm

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KennethSmith
Sep 14, 2020

This movie is based on a Governor General’s Award-winning novel, which is said to be funny. So, looking forward to some Western-flavoured laughs …

The movie begins with an unmotivated bloodbath, which then segues into horses being burned alive, and finally lapses into bickering over pay scales.
Well, that was more than enough for me. Goodbye.
If I wanted to watch Tarantino garbage, then I would simply watch some Tarantino garbage. At least Tarantino knows how to set his scenes and provide a modicum of motivation, before opening the floodgates on the torrent of gratuitous violence.

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Allsburg
Mar 02, 2020

Terrible....Nothing more to say about it

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SheAsh
Feb 13, 2020

This is not a Comedy. It is a Dramatic Western.
I enjoyed the sets, wardrobe, music score, and actors.
The adventures of dysfunctional brothers was engaging.
It is worth a watch.
Remember, it's not a Comedy.

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surrey10149
Dec 07, 2019

Turned off after 45 mins....garbage !!

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ncs1961
Nov 03, 2019

After really enjoying the book, couldn't make heads or tails of this film. If you're curious, read the paperback - it's a slim little western that reads kind of like science fiction or alternative history. I found myself turning pages saying "what the heck is this?", but in a good way.

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misatim
Oct 19, 2019

The lighting is terrible, directing is poor, and the story is boring. A real shame as the actors are well known.

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Nooksack20
Sep 27, 2019

A truly bizarre comedy drama of the 1850 in Oregon and California. Nothing about it makes sense from beginning to end. It would most likely be a favorite of the Sundance lovers.

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lakeland53
Sep 14, 2019

I loved this film. The director, a Jacques Audiard, also directed "Rust And Bone". His style is so completely different from the typical Western film. Based on a novel, there has been an additional character woven into the film script. Most Westerns have the story coming from the perspective of the times, the objective of the protagonist and the antagonist, but this evolves around two brothers and their relationship. The time is 1850's, Oregon and the West during the gold rush. The additive character in the film gives a balance to the brothers' relationship, so that there are two parallel relationships occurring simultaneously.
The scenery, the whole production is top notch. You get a feel of the time, but also the tight friendships that are created. I really enjoyed it. I think it is worth the watch.

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jdtarle
Sep 13, 2019

Dark and edgy, the story follows two bumbling alcoholic thieves as they descend into madness and betrayal.

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22METZ
Sep 06, 2019

Boring. I had to fast forward in places. No need for this film to be two hours long. Hollywood can't seem to make a good movie anymore.

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jimg2000
May 09, 2019

The mission:

Why do we have to find Morris?
-He's after a prospector named Hermann Kermit Warm.
Great. He can find him and kill him, then. End of story.
-Morris is a scout, he's not a killer. The mission is, Morris finds Warm, he holds him, we come in and finish the job. That's the mission.
What about the horses?
-What's your goddamn problem with the horses? The Commodore told us he would get us new horses. Isn't that what he did?
No. For you he got a new horse. For me, he made room in his stable and got rid of some horse meat.
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The bickering:
The man can't be everywhere at once. It stands to reason he'd be victimized.
-Victimized?
Yes, victimized.
-The Commodore is victimized?
Well, what would you call it? If a man is forced to protect his fortune with the likes of us, what would you call it?
-Not victimized.
You're not gonna start nitpicking over every word, are you?

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jimg2000
May 09, 2019

The fathers (from IMDb quotes, thanks):

John Morris: I left my family out of hatred and that my father was the person I despised most in this world. I despised everything about him. I sincerely thought I had been freed of all that until tonight. Listening to you, what do I realize? That most of the things that I thought I'd been doing these past years, freely the opinions that I thought I had of my own volition were in fact dictated by my hatred towards that man. I'm 35 years old and my life is like an empty cylinder.
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Charlie Sisters: You do realize that our father was stark raving mad and we got his foul blood in our veins? That was his gift to us. That blood is why we're good at what we do.

Eli Sisters: Our father drank, Charlie.

Charlie Sisters: Touché.
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Not in IMDb:
Eli: And I'm the older one. It should have been me.
Warm: Do you regret that?
Eli: Yes. 'Cause after that, Charlie was never the same.

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