The Big Lebowski Synopsis
Bowling buddies (Jeff Bridges, John Goodman) try to help a multimillionaire.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It put a smile on my face that never left for 117 minutes.
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Film Threat

By Merle Bertrand
Brilliantly scripted and full of a virtual Who's Who of familiar faces, The Big Lebowski is yet another golden hunk of totally unique...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
It's a pinball arcade of a flick -- the Coens invent a bunch of wonderfully flaky characters, stick them into a Plexiglas narrative, and...
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Viewers with a taste for bizarre, even surreal, humor will have a ball.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Some may complain The Big Lebowski rushes in all directions and never ends up anywhere. That isn't the film's flaw, but its style.
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By James Berardinelli
This is a comic amusement park ride – a wildly uneven movie that offers tremendous pleasure for the moment, even if it doesn't stand...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Nearly everything in The Big Lebowski is a put-on, but all that leaves you with is the Coens' bizarrely over-deliberate, almost Teutonic...
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San Francisco Examiner

It is a visual tour de force, but as a whole the movie slowly deflates into a cross between "Arizona" and "The Hudsucker Proxy".
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Although some of its parts are brilliantly executed and played by a terrific cast, the result is scattered, overamplified and unsatisfying.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
If it's all supposed to be in fun, why does it feel so much like an insult?
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By thomaslady
The Coen brothers should do more like this. No Country was overrated....

Most memorable movie of all time.

By thegame96
This movie is really just a joy ride. From the minute you step on to the minute you step off you will not be dissatisfied with this movie. Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore,...


this film is so fuckin' funny!! i could watch it over and over agan and i would still be funny! see this movie or i will ******* kill you...

HArdboiled fiction with a Coen Bros twist

By mojoresin
his is one of the Coen Bros best. A send up on hard boiled detective movies, with a dim witted, but well meaning hippy as the protagonist. Jeff Bridges is great as lebowski with a stellar support...

i'm BIG on the big lebowski

By wheels08
this movie is borderline iconic. with its great one liners, unforgetable characters, and hilarious scenes. if you don't find this movie to be absolutely awesome i must tell you that: you are out of...

You are being very un-dude.

By ashybrown
This is a cult classic. I laughed so hard tears were streaming down my cheeks and I have seen this movie more times than not. The key to liking a movie like this is to go into it with an open mind...

They finally did it!

By chemicalrukkus
I don't know how to put this besides saying that this.... is.......LEGEND. There's a very unusual fascinating appeal to this buddy comedy/drama. I've seen it way too many times that I've lost...


By atharkistartemis
one of the most amazing movies to tell the tale of brave men and women coming together to find truth. I don't know. It's awesome....

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Like a Muslim to Mecca

By markit0
The Big Lebowski is my favorite movie of all time, so to finally get to see a print of it (and at one of the oldest and finest theaters in the world, no less) was, for me, comparable to a devout...

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Rated R | For pervasive strong language, drug content, sexuality and brief violence
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Common Sense Media says A wild ride for adults only.
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