Fargo - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Fargo Reviews

Page 1 of 5
Glenn Dunks
Quickflix
April 29, 2014
Deceptive in its storytelling choices, economical with its plotting, and sly with its dialogue, this Oscar winner is truly incredible.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Top Critic
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
April 21, 2014
Fargo, with its grotesque murders and cheery detectives, is a cold gem that takes us to the far north. Its seemingly pitiless light opens up the realms of darkness concealed beneath that world of white.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 21, 2014
A small, supremely satisfying film. Heck and you betcha, it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
April 21, 2014
A few scenes go around in circles, as if snow-blind, and the humor may be too inward and contorted for some tastes. But McDormand brings order to the weirdness and warms it up.
Top Critic
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
April 21, 2014
It's another daring black comedy by one of the most consistently inventive moviemaking teams of the last decade, brothers Joel and Ethan Coen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
April 21, 2014
Returning to the horror-comic vein that launched their careers, director Joel Coen and producer Ethan Coen pepper their new picture with so much humor that the occasional bursts of sheer mayhem seem more ridiculous than revolting.
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
April 21, 2014
You have to grant the Coens their due as creators of suspense, mood and plotting, and for their ability to color the most monstrous crimes with an undeniably funny sense of the absurd.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
April 21, 2014
McDormand is brilliant, Macy terrific, Presnell perfect, Buscemi fabulous. And Stormare is fascinating as one of the deadliest and most horrid big-screen killers in recent memory. Fargo is a down-and-dirty doozy.
Alan Jones
Radio Times
April 21, 2014
The result is a modern masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Total Film
April 21, 2014
Fargo stands out as the Coen brothers' warmest, most accessible offering to date -- despite its frosty Minnesota setting.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
April 21, 2014
In the fascinating Fargo, writer-director Joel and writer-producer Ethan have come up with a film that is either an oddly funny crime drama or an ultra-deadpan comedy, depending on how you look at it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film4
April 21, 2014
As great a film as the Coens have made. And that's saying something.
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
April 21, 2014
It's a miracle: A tough, honest, bloody film set so far from the bright lights it feels as if it's on a different planet, yet knowable and absolutely compelling from start to finish. Fargo is great American movie-making.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Tom Gliatto
People Magazine
April 21, 2014
The Coen brothers, director Ethan and producer-cowriter Joel, have finally latched onto a story strong enough to carry their eccentric mix of black humor and self-conscious style.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 18, 2014
The performances by McDormand (bringing a GREAT screen character to life) and Macy are superb.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 4, 2014
As is typical Coen Brothers entertainment. "Fargo" offers incredibly complex characterization along with very memorable dark comedy.
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Dark, gritty, and brilliant. Not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
January 17, 2010
"Fargo" is the kind of black comedy you can rediscover over and over again. The laughs and shocks never fade.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 10, 2010
Quite simply, Fargo is the best movie the Coen Brothers have ever made. And that's saying a lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Robert Levin
Film School Rejects
December 2, 2009
The most complete film the Coens have ever made, it's nothing short of a movie for the ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Page 1 of 5