• R, 1 hr. 58 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Joel Coen , Ethan Coen
    In Theaters:
    Mar 6, 1998 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 27, 1998
  • Gramercy Pictures

Critic Review - TV Guide's Movie Guide

If it's all supposed to be in fun, why does it feel so much like an insult?

November 7, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Comments (38)
TV Guide's Movie Guide



Brendan Mahar

Shame - I must make a note to never pay any attention to any of your reviews.
You can't find the fun in this movie?
Did you not see the Philip Seymour Hoffman scenes or the John Tuturro scenes? Sorry - but I think you are out voted on this one..maybe you should try to lighten up and watch it again....

Sep 8 - 10:49 AM


Terence Pologe

Because you're an idiot maybe?

Oct 19 - 11:51 PM

Stephen K.

Stephen Korsmo

What's insulting is that you get to be a movie critic! I thought movie "experts" knew how to appreciate things like GREAT CASTING, EXCELLENT DIALOGUE, and BRILLIANT DIRECTING!?! This is one of the/if not THE most quotable movie of all time!

Dec 12 - 10:53 PM

Bas Muller

Bas Muller

Don't forget the incredible soundtrack!

Apr 11 - 09:04 AM

Jon R.

Jon Rishi

I have come to rely on this movie as a litmus test of a person's sense of humor. After reading your review, I can only surmise that yours is somewhere below that of a used feminine hygeine product. And a good day to you, sir.

Dec 17 - 02:40 PM

Jimi G.

James Gingerich

I would like to know why you think this genius movie made by the best living directors in the movie business is cliche, but apparently not a cartoon movie about a robot(see his review of Wall-E). I belive it is because you have he wit of an apple and the intelligence of pile of compost.

Dec 21 - 08:17 AM


In Your Dreams

Tilt your head back a little farther, I can't see all the way up your nose you snobby piece of shit.

Dec 21 - 02:33 PM

Auto S.

Auto Suggest

awww somebody didn't graduate high school and is a wittle self conscious...:(

Aug 19 - 03:03 PM

He's a Cockapoopoo

Michael Harto

Because you have no sense of humor.

Feb 27 - 12:04 PM

Leisure M.

Leisure Muffin

I don't know, paranoid schizophrenia maybe?

Aug 23 - 09:50 AM

Parker S.

Parker Smith

Yeah well that's just like, your opinion, man.

Oct 2 - 12:42 PM


mike smith


Nov 8 - 04:42 PM

Ryon S.

Ryon Shepard

I agree!!!

Nov 26 - 01:19 AM

Ryon S.

Ryon Shepard

Seriously, the agression against this movie will not stand, man.

It has to be watched more than once. This one is not about the story. It's about the subtleties.

Nov 2 - 11:58 PM


Brian Dowd

Cause you're a little b*tch

Dec 13 - 02:40 PM


brandi cryer

'Cuz you're stupid?

Feb 9 - 01:33 PM

Joseph U.

Joseph Upshaw

Because your obviously not a golfer.

Feb 21 - 11:24 AM

John Arthur Beaman

john b

Kenny calls this the Coens worst film. At almost 80% fresh, I'd say that ain't bad. This movie is not a Big Sleep knock off. It pays homage to it. That's the connection. It's obvious. So, why make the comparison between the two films? If Kenny had a problem with the homage, he should have left it at that. And after reading the entire review, he doesn't really explain why it feels like such an insult. Kenny gets paid to explain his point of view. It looks like, at least this time around, he got paid for nothing.

Mar 31 - 03:32 PM

Matthew P

Matthew P

Sigh... okay, I know it's just an opinion, but really? Lighten up, Fox. It's wacky, weird, quirky, and even though it's not the best political-ish black comedy, Jeff Bridges is heftier than usual, thus even more fun. This is a dim-witted comedy --- but in a sort of a good way.

Apr 7 - 04:39 PM


Ava Loy

I use this movie as a litmus test for cool. And Ken, you are NOT cool, dude.

Apr 17 - 10:51 AM

Matthew M.

Matthew Melton

I bet if you look into Ken Fox's reviews, he probably loved The Rock and Armegeddon. You eat douche Ken, your reviews eternally ignored.

Jul 19 - 07:45 AM


Brendan McCormack

Guys, you know instead of just running around uh, uh, uh...blaming me, y'know.....given the nature of all this new sh*t, I mean, this could be a, a, a-lot more, uhh....complex.....I mean it's not, it might NOT be, just a simple.........Y'know?!?

Jul 20 - 02:24 PM

Campbell T.

Campbell Taylor

lol, good show m8

Jul 31 - 05:57 PM

Peter Mitchell

Peter Mitchell

What in God's name are you blathering about!?

Mar 15 - 07:39 PM

Bob S.

Bob Smith

This aggression, man, this aggression will not stand.

Also, if you're insulted by this film, it's time to suck in your lip, stop blubbering, and grow the hell up. You need a thicker skin.

Aug 9 - 09:05 PM


Rob Schneider

I don't like your jerkoff review, jerkoff

Oct 31 - 11:34 PM

Peter Mitchell

Peter Mitchell

[In the voice of Donnie] Hey... That's you're name dude.

Mar 15 - 07:33 PM

Peter Mitchell

Peter Mitchell

Hey... That's your name dude

Mar 15 - 07:34 PM

Cody S.

Cody Soileau

You're out of your element, Ken.

Feb 25 - 10:54 PM

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