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Blu-ray Review: The Sisters Brothers

February 26, 2019

By John Corrado

Jacques Audiard’s unique western The Sisters Brothers, which is based on the acclaimed book of the same name by Canadian author Patrick deWitt, failed to bring in much of an audience in theatres, but the film is now available on Blu-ray and it’s worth checking out.

I think the film’s lack of success partially has to do with the fact that it was advertised as being much more of a comedy than it really is. It’s mainly worth seeing for the excellent performances from John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Riz Ahmed and Jake Gyllenhaal, who all do a wonderful job of playing off each other. For more on the film itself, you can read my full review right here.

The Blu-ray also includes the three brief featurettes Brothers Forever, Story, and Wanted. I say brief, because they range in length from 43 seconds to around two and a half minutes, and are cut more like trailers, featuring brief snippets of film footage intercut with statements from the cast and crew. While the supplemental package is wholly disappointing, the film itself comes recommended for curious viewers.

The Sisters Brothers is an Elevation Pictures release. It’s 121 minutes and rated 14A.

Street Date: January 22nd, 2019

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