Burn After Reading Movie Poster
  • Released
  • September 12, 2008
  • R, 1 hr 36 min
  • Comedy
  • 8,031 Fan Ratings

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What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this quirky comic thriller has much in common with others in the Coen brothers' canon: It's very funny and very violent. There's plenty of sex (though not much nudity) and swearing ("f--k"s galore), and characters drink, like, manipulate, and whatever else they need to do to promote their own selfish interests. But teens may still want to see it, both because it stars Brad Pitt and George Clooney and because so many of the Coens' previous comedies have become cult favorites (Fargo, Raising Arizona, The Big Lebowski).

  • Positive messages
  • Violence
  • Sexual
  • Language
  • Consumerism
  • Drinking & drugs
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