Critic Review - Chicago Reader

This creepy satire is full of laughs and flaky twists, but by the end you may still be scratching your head.

November 6, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Comments (9)
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Richard Bartlett

Has this guy ever given a positive review to a coen brothers' film? What a ****.

May 31 - 06:00 PM

Leisure M.

Leisure Muffin

Why do you hate the Coen brothers? Are you an anti-semite? You are a troll. You liked The Pink Panther 2. You would think someone who looks like Stephen Hawking's brother would be somewhat intelligent.

Oct 20 - 05:21 AM

Prodigy W.

Prodigy West

Are you incompetent? Rosenbaum IS Jewish, and how does disliking a movie directed by two Jewish brothers automatically make you an anti-semite? Am I an anti-semite if I don't like Palindromes? Am I anti-French if I don't like some of Claude Chabrol's films? Am I anti-Christian if I don't like Bunuel's the Milky Way?

Feb 22 - 03:53 AM

Nigel M.

Nigel Mustapha

yeah rosenbaum, stop being an anti-semite

Nov 28 - 08:06 PM

The Stunner

Tiago Paulo

he's jewish, you morons.

May 17 - 11:12 AM


Matt Decker

In the twisted world of Jonathan Rosenbaum, Beautician and the Beast is a better film than Barton Fink.

Oct 27 - 10:37 PM


Drew May

Thought-provoking, yes. It definitely wasn't illogical though.

Mar 13 - 06:15 PM


brad kochanski

Sometimes scratching your head isn't a bad thing.

Jun 30 - 03:54 AM

Liam M.

Liam Mormon

No, what rosenbaum is saying is completely reasonable. I for one love artistic Symbolism in movies that leaves viewers open for interpretation. He doesn't and it make sense, when you make a movie like this it will always come down to the bare opinion, rosenbaum doesn't like it. You should be more upset at the fact that this movie actually lost money in theatres. It's ridiculous I mean if money ment anything to movie credibility then Adam sandler is more talented than the coens

Sep 8 - 11:42 PM

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