If you’re looking for a western comedy with John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix as bickering brothers, this is not the film for you. “The Sisters Brothers” is akin to “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” than “Blazing Saddles,” though with a pension for the grotesque and obscene. In this tale of brothers tracking down another pair that wronged their boss in the west, it thrives on how ruthless and unforgiving it could be. Yet there is little to no fun to be had here, the unbridled joy of discovery and freedom is replaced with a stark and harsh reality.
Final Grade: C+