Starring: John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed
Director: Jacques Audiard
Runtime: 2 hours, 2 minutes
Based upon the novel by Patrick DeWitt
Adventure | Comedy | Crime | Drama | Western | 2018
John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix star as the Sisters Brothers a duo of assassins that are chasing one man, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, across the western territories in hopes for a good pay day. I’m not sure why I keep allowing Western movies to be put on our watch list. I’m pretty sure there’s not a single one that we’ve watched that I’ve actually liked. This one is no exception. It was so utterly boring that I actually watched it in three separate parts because I just couldn’t sit there long enough. I for one did not find this film funny even though “comedy” is listed as a genre on its IMDB page.
The only thing I didn’t hate about this movie was seeing the old cities and what they must have looked like back in the times where electricity and plumbing was just starting to become a thing, and the wild west/gold chasers were a big thing. So basically I liked the scene backdrops. I didn’t care for Reilly and Phoenix, though their acting and “brotherly love” seemed reasonable enough. There weren’t too many scenes that included Gyllenhaal, but when he was on screen again I didn’t feel like I was sold on the whole idea of him being in this role.
I have to give this movie a “hated it.” It was just so, so boring and uneventful. Even the gun fights couldn’t get me excited to watch this one. (0/5).
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