O Brother, Where Art Thou? Synopsis
Three escaped convicts (George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson) search for buried treasure.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's a wild, whacked-out wonder. Coenheads rejoice.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A wildly original movie with astonishingly varied moods and influences.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Devilishly delightful.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
A clever and satisfyingly abundant entertainment.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Joyously unhinged and outrageously inventive.
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75

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
The film is worth seeing for George Clooney's performance. More than ever he seems like a Clark Gable for our time.
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64

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
For all its originality, O Brother doesn't seem to have a point, or enough spark to distract us from the lack thereof.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Not quite as funny as it wants to be. Mostly, it's just silly. But as always, the Coens are entertaining themselves first.and their quirky...
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Of all unlikely possibilities, the team has finally made a movie that, for them, is on the tepid side.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Why would filmmakers with this much talent work this hard to thumb their noses at everything they put on screen?
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Five Word Review

By redyeah
Smart hilarity ensues in classic....

Great Movie

By kchertzlar
This is want is called a comedy. Hillbillies mixed with slapstick and adventureous situations makes the movie come to life. The best soundtrack i've ever heard...

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Rated PG-13 | For some violence and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Teens might enjoy this offbeat Odyssey adaptation.
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