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Burn After Reading Reviews

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David Keyes

Seldom has a comedy about such thoroughly dumb individuals been so engaging, or so insightful.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 15, 2014
Ali Gray

A comedy so stupid, it doesn't realise it's a comedy. If intelligence is relative, then ignorance is bliss.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

October 14, 2012
Neil Pond
American Profile

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.

Full Review Source: American Profile | Original Score: 3/5

September 28, 2011
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

A month from now you'll have forgotten all about it.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

August 15, 2011
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy

Coen fans will also enjoy their distinct brand of whip-cracking dialogue, which is almost musical in its rhythms.

Full Review Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 4/5

July 14, 2011
Mike Edwards
What Culture

Sure Burn After Reading is disjointed, fragmented and frustrated. But that's the point.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 4/5

March 24, 2011
Fernando F. Croce

Gratuitous stuff, flat and desperate

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 26, 2009
Mike Scott

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.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 3/4

August 14, 2009
Anders Wotzke

Fails to live up to the high expectations involuntarily set by such reputable talent.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

August 1, 2009
Simon Weaving

a quirky, delicious comedy with an A-list cast clearly enjoying every moment of their screen time

Full Review Source: Screenwize | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 4, 2009
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly

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

Full Review Source: Fayetteville Free Weekly | Original Score: 1.5/5

February 1, 2009
Gregory Weinkauf

A bunch of pieces in search of a puzzle.

Full Review Source: ÜberCiné

January 12, 2009
Michael Dance
The Cinema Source

Unlikable characters who do stupid things.

Full Review Source: The Cinema Source | Original Score: C+

January 6, 2009
Kevin A. Ranson

Burn Before Watching.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1.0/4.0

January 3, 2009
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

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.

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 3/5

December 20, 2008
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

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.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 4/5

December 2, 2008
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Showcases a pitch-black comic sensibility that will either attract or repel moviegoers.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 3/4

November 26, 2008
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

All in all though, fun times. I look forward to revisiting it again in the future, like most Coen bros movies.

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 7/10

November 21, 2008
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs

Tries to be "The Big Lebowski" of the War on Terror.

Full Review Source: Film Snobs | Original Score: 6/10

November 20, 2008
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

November 12, 2008
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