A Serious Man Synopsis
Personal and professional crises lead a professor to seek advice from three rabbis.
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Movie Reviews

Ever wondered "Why Me Lord?"

By Matthewsdad
The Coen Brothers this time are very creative useing the Jewish household (lifestyle) as a tool to pursue the existential question -" why do people want answers from god when bad things happen to...

Painfully funny

By leahbrooks
The characters in this movie are painfully familiar... like many relatives. This made it both hard to watch and funny. Not the typical Coen Bros. movie....

It's funny, because it isn't happening to me...

By Walrus_and_Pinnacle
I do not laugh often. I was explaining this to my companion the night before we went to see A Serious Man. She was, fairly, a bit taken aback to see me roar through this movie. It is hilarious...

Five Word Review

By vkaufman
should have been much better...

Serious but entertaining

By Sarah E
This is a moderately thought provoking film based on the culture that the Coen brothers grew up in and apparently know well, although any other culture could have been subjected to the same...

This ride called life

By butteredkorn
has many turns,alot of valley's and mountains and where you end up is a mystery. That's what this movie's about,a fable of how when things can go wrong they will and just when you think it can't get...

God is in the Details

By rock45
This is one of the funniest depressing films you will ever see. Every part is brilliantly cast and the suburban 60s the perfect setting to simultaneously fascinate and repulse. My "feel good movie"...

a serious man

By martingg
I was offended by it...The Coen Brothers must think it's too cool in NY and LA to mock and insult stereotypes..... the movie was offensive....

definite see if you're jewish and over 30

By dtraitel
If you're jewish and over 30, this will bring you back to memories of your parents' or grand-parents' home. The atmosphere is pitch-perfect for that era. Not sure someone who isn't jewish and didn't...

Five Word Review

By trailerfan
middle-class jews probe life's meaning...

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Rated R | For language, some sexuality/nudity and brief violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Brilliant but bleak comedy for mature Coen brothers fans.
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