Fargo Synopsis
An overextended salesman (William H. Macy) hires goons to kidnap his wife.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
The fans of their best work -- "Blood Simple, "Raising Arizona," "Barton Fink" -- now can add Fargo to the list, pushing the Coens to the...
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100

Baltimore Sun

By Ann Hornaday
It's a miracle: A tough, honest, bloody film set so far from the bright lights it feels as if it's on a different planet, yet knowable and...
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
A crime gem that is darkly funny even when it's chilling -- and certain to become a classic.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Dizzily rich, witty, and satisfying.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Rotates its story through satire, comedy, suspense and violence, until it emerges as one of the best films I've ever seen.
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90

Mr. Showbiz

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The Coens are masters at striking a tone and holding it.
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88

San Francisco Examiner

By G. Allen Johnson
The Coens haven't been this sharp, focused and fluid since their first film. This is "Blood Simple's" promise fulfilled.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
It's easy to admire what the Coens are trying to do in Fargo, but more difficult to actually like the film.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Lean, mean and mordant black comedy.
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60

TV Guide

By Frank Lovece
Born and raised in Minnesota, the Coens know their targets well and generally hit them squarely.
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Coen Brothers

By Scoot M16
I saw this after no country, didnt think this was as good, but it was still pretty exciting and gory, steve buscemis funny in it, see it, you won't be dissappointed...

FARGO: Still One of the Cohen's FInest Hours

By lugubriousthespian
The balance of such radical elements in Joel & Ethan Coen's brilliant black comedy FARGO is so steadily on point, that one can watch it again and again and constantly be enthralled by the complexity...

It all works so well

By redyeah
This is that kind of movie that does not come around very often. It is full of laughs, good action, great dialogue, characters the viewer can actually care about, just all of the aspects a great film...

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Great movie

By jacquesfair
Great acting, great storyline, great movie....

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Rated R | For Sexuality, Language and Strong Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 15 & under Dark, gritty, and brilliant. Not for kids.
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VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF