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The Coen Brothers re-team with George Clooney for this blackly comic film set in the world of a former spy. John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt, and Tilda Swinton are along for the sure-to-be… Read More
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[mod] 8y, 2m agoFound 8 years, 2 months ago
The Coen Brothers re-team with George Clooney for this blackly comic film set in the world of a former spy. John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt, and Tilda Swinton are along for the sure-to-be wild ride filled with the Coens' trademark humour. With their overtly comedic follow-up BURN AFTER READING, the Coen Brothers return from the dark, dank recesses of the human psyche they traversed in their Oscar-winning NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. For those unfamiliar with the landscape of modern movie psychoanalysis, this puts the fraternal filmmakers square in the cruel, misanthropic, and farcical realm of their 1990s-era body of work, somewhere between the tragicomic crime thriller of FARGO and the disconnected noir-homage anti-storytelling of THE BIG LEBOWSKI, with 2007's NO COUNTRY retroactively adding new nihilism-tinged dimensions of smart scepticism to the proceedings. In a more linear trajectory, BURN AFTER READING also stands as the third entry, after BLOOD SIMPLE and FARGO, in what could be an unofficial Tragedy of Human Idiocy trilogy, wherein characters make the most outlandishly moronic moves to devastating consequences simply by adhering to true human behaviour. Indeed, Carter Burwell's emotionally weighty score, which washes over biting scenes of explosive, anesthetizing belly laughs, is very reminiscent of his FARGO work. BURN AFTER READING is ostensibly structured and propelled by a spy-thriller plotline involving a classified CD lost by a disgraced CIA spook and found by two simple gym employees. The CIA superior who learns of the film's events (always second-hand and sometimes along with the viewer) doesn't know what to make of it, and why would he? This is the first Coen film in almost 20 years not shot by cinematographer Roger Deakins, yet the 'new' guy, Emmanuel Lubezki (CHILDREN OF MEN), has created as visceral and emotionally fraught a high-definition cartoon as any since BARTON FINK.
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#1
Nice one wedge. Heat.
#2
Saw this at the cinema, absolutely brilliant. Coen brothers back to their absolte best.
#3
Please read reviews before buying, (suggest Lovefilm). Thanfully I rented it on free trial, most boreing/dull poorly acted film I hve ever watched.
#4
A great, but ultimately pointless film :)

I really enjoyed it but there were too many loose ends.

WOrth a watch though
#5
Fab film - thanks for the post - HOT !!
#6
Good movie, and the best price around, voted hot
#7
Was really hopefull for this film seeings its the Coen brothers and has an all star cast, but it was one of the oddest films I've ever seen. Really not worth the money.
#8
very random film, not worth £6.99

only best bit is when John Malkovich keeps getting tantrums
#9
didnt enjoy this movie whatsoever - pretty sh.t is my personal opinion wouldn pay 99p for it :x
1 Like #10
Wow, suprised at some of the above comments as I thought this was a great film.

Anyone watching a Coen Bros film and expecting it not to be random and just a bit pointless is kind of missing the point aren't they?
#11
Didn't take to this film at all.Very disappointing I thought.
#12
BillyShocker
Wow, suprised at some of the above comments as I thought this was a great film.

Anyone watching a Coen Bros film and expecting it not to be random and just a bit pointless is kind of missing the point aren't they?


Exactly.

Brilliant film, Brad Pitt acts a blinder.
#13
Great film , good to see David Rasche still acting, although he'll forever be sledgehammer to me.
#14
loved this film, brilliant.

cohen brothers back to their best
#15
toonarmy88;5021452
very random film, not worth £6.99

only best bit is when John Malkovich keeps getting tantrums


Oh I don't know about that, Brad Pitt in the wardrobe was a classic!
#16
stunno
Oh I don't know about that, Brad Pitt in the wardrobe was a classic!


agree that was funny his facial expression just before........ :thumbsup:

ok i dont want to spoilt it for others
#17
each to their own but just didnt get it - still a good price though
#18
I understand why people don't like it but I personally think it was great. Its worth getting for Brad Pitt's performance alone, so funny!
#19
Is this a story about what they should do with the M4?
#20
lol
:p
#21
Odd film, fun in parts, overall i didn't like it.
#22
Dull, dull, dull. Almost as dissapointing as The Wrestler. :roll:
#23
toonarmy88
agree that was funny his facial expression just before........ :thumbsup:

ok i dont want to spoilt it for others


If you want to watch Brad Pitt pulling faces then 12 Monkeys is a much better film.
#24
I was really disspointed with this film, a few funny moments but thats all, expected more from that cast of stars. Just my opinion though. I wouldn't pay £6.99
#25
Good price but rubbish film. Couldnt believe with all the stars in it that it would be so bad.
Fairly even mix on here of people who liked and disliked it. Guess its like Marmite.
#26
The humour is subtle but not enough of it.
Wouldn't pay to watch this film.
#27
Absolute dross, but a good price if you did like it.

Saw it on holiday in Florida and half the viewers walked out before it had finished.
I should have done so as well. It was awful.

We got free cinema tickets, so thankfully we didn't have to part with our money to see that cr*p
#28
It's not a Schwinn
#29
brilliant, fab film... ??????????? Are we talking about the same film? I thought it was crap
#30
Burn Before Watching.
Dire film.

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