Burn After Reading (2008)
Critic Consensus: With Burn After Reading, the Coen Brothers have crafted another clever comedy/thriller with an outlandish plot and memorable characters.
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as Harry Pfarrer
as Linda Litzke
as Osbourne Cox
as Chad Feldheimer
as Katie Cox
as Ted Treffon
as Sandy Pfarrer
as CIA Officer
as CIA Superior
as Cosmetic Surgeon
as Tuchman Marsh Man
as Divorce Lawyer
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Critic Reviews for Burn After Reading
It might be the same old song, but I could watch these guys play it over and over again.
Seldom has a comedy about such thoroughly dumb individuals been so engaging, or so insightful.
A comedy so stupid, it doesn't realise it's a comedy. If intelligence is relative, then ignorance is bliss.
A quirky tale of lust, greed, vanity, idiocy and ineptitude that spreads its giggly ripples through the bureaucratic buildings and leafy suburbs of Washington, D.C.
Audience Reviews for Burn After Reading
This film is just fun and funny. A Coen Bros classic that can't be missed. The characters are expertly drawn and the alluring, winding plot is enjoyable. Great performances from the entire cast. Possibly the least dark Coens' movie.
Another fantastic outing for the Coen Brothers whose quirks and kookiness add charm and additional laughs with repeat viewings. Featuring outstanding work from an all-star cast, the Coen Brothers craft memorable characters and situations that will stick with me forever. I haven't laughed as hard as I do at any other movie in recent memory. The plot is ludicrous and hysterical in equal measure and has the right amount of stupid and smart to work. It won't be everyone's cup of tea, but I consider Burn After Reading a dark comedy masterpiece.
An insanely hilarious melange of comedy and thriller as one would imagine from the Coen Brothers, with a bizarre story full of characters who are stupid beyond comprehension and great performances by its whole cast, especially Brad Pitt stealing the scene.
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