Lower your expectations

By RandytheMovieFan
Written June 03, 2015
A dark quirky comedy, not nearly as quirky funny as Raising Arizona or as dark as Fargo, but the performances stood out, with Brad Pitt unexpectedly being the standout for me. I found myself checking my watch at one point, but by the last scene I was wishing for more. Go only if you're in the mood for an odd comedy and don't mind lots of swearing and a couple of shockingly violent scenes.
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Wait. Hold On. What?

By robbiewf
Written September 18, 2008
I can't yet decide whether I was more delighted by the overall scrumptious weirdness of the plot or by the brilliantly balanced weirdness of the characters. As a whole, an entirely smartly entertaining grotesque as you would hope for in a Coen production. I am still chuckling at the McDormand-Pitt combination. Hilarious. I think they steal the movie.
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Five Word Review

By redyeah
Written August 27, 2009
This is comedy done right!
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Would rather watch paint dry!!!

By KyBlue
Written June 03, 2015
I would not watch this movie again if I was paid to. I went with teenagers and my husband. We left 30 minutes into it. Crude sexual content. It tops my list of the most stupid movie ever made. I set up this account so people don't waste their money on this crap. "Burn instead of watching"
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Burn After Reading

By pignalberi
Written September 25, 2008
This was a thoroughly entertaining and very enjoyable, funny movie. In the black humor of the Coen Brothers. The super star cast was terrific! Each actor (Pitt, Clooney, Malkovich, McDormand, etc.) portrayed their character superbly! The best thing I can say is that I would watch it a second time........a step that usually only Russell Crowe persuades me to take!!
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