“The Sisters Brothers” (2018)

A great Western, and one of last year’s most overlooked movies. All of the performances were absolutely excellent, with John C. Reilly proving once again that when put in a low-budget, non-mainstream drama, he is quite the talented actor. This is a surprisingly dark and more realistic take on the Western genre than I was expecting; it largely does away with typical Western clichés, and instead tells a rather dark and subdued drama, but without feeling like it’s becoming overly grim, unpleasant or forced. The relationships that form or grow between the characters really help sell the film; the conversations the characters have, for the most part, feel like real conversations, and the film is never boring. The pacing maybe could’ve been tightened a touch, but otherwise, this is a great film, and one that I can’t wait to see again.

Rating: 4.5/5


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