Seldom has a comedy about such thoroughly dumb individuals been so engaging, or so insightful.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
A comedy so stupid, it doesn't realise it's a comedy. If intelligence is relative, then ignorance is bliss.
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
A month from now you'll have forgotten all about it.
Coen fans will also enjoy their distinct brand of whip-cracking dialogue, which is almost musical in its rhythms.
Sure Burn After Reading is disjointed, fragmented and frustrated. But that's the point.
Gratuitous stuff, flat and desperate
It's a just-for-funsies caper, and the Coen brothers seem to revel in it, helped along by an impressive cast that gleefully follows their lead.
| Original Score: 3/4
Fails to live up to the high expectations involuntarily set by such reputable talent.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
a quirky, delicious comedy with an A-list cast clearly enjoying every moment of their screen time
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Please send Get Well cards to the Coen Brothers. After last year's No Country for Old Men, for which they won the Oscar for Best Picture of the Year, Joel and Ethan Coen have had a relapse. Their new offering Burn After Reading is reminiscen
| Original Score: 1.5/5
A bunch of pieces in search of a puzzle.
Unlikable characters who do stupid things.
| Original Score: C+
Burn Before Watching.
| Original Score: 1.0/4.0
Una disparatada comedia que le toma el pelo a la (des)inteligencia norteamericana, de la mano de un puñado de personajes absurdos animados por un estupendo elenco.
Influenciados pelos mesmos clichês que comprometem tantas produções do estilo, os próprios personagens de Queime Depois de Ler parecem não saber diferenciá-los da realidade.
Showcases a pitch-black comic sensibility that will either attract or repel moviegoers.
All in all though, fun times. I look forward to revisiting it again in the future, like most Coen bros movies.
| Original Score: 7/10
Tries to be "The Big Lebowski" of the War on Terror.
| Original Score: 6/10
Burn After Reading is part spy spoof and part rumination of middle-aged loneliness, which goes a long way to explain why its elements never cohere.
| Original Score: 2/4