Critic Review - Chicago Reader

After making what are still probably their two best features, the Coen brothers came up with their worst, a piece of pop nihilism.

November 7, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Comments (3)
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Jordan Sharps

Jordan Sharps

This isn't the first time Jon has given a bad review. I recognize that this critic has been awarded some small honors, but some tin trophies and silly titles are not going to make your review credible in any way.

May 5 - 02:19 AM

Itay Bitan

Itay Bitan

I always felt that the Cohens were often way to eager to be sort of pretentious and, if i may use the technical term, artsy fartsy for no apparent reason but for critics to raise their brow at the little inside joke most of the people dont get, or dont care for.

That said, this is probably their most enjoyable peace in a long time. No need for crazy endings, for the good guys to die, twists, etc.. its just a good solid entertaining story.

Jun 4 - 02:14 AM

Diego Tutweiller

The Artist Formerly Known as Tutweiller

Okay, first off, just because someone doesn't like a movie that you do doesn't mean they're a bad critic.

Second, he's right on one count--- Fargo and The Big Lebowski are the Coen's best films. But POP NIHILISM??? Come on. This movie does deserve better.

Aug 15 - 09:53 PM

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