Well up to the brothers' usual high standards.
| Original Score: 5/5
Everyone who has the capacity for abstract thought, raise your hands . . . and take this Coen brothers' journey.
| Original Score: 9/10
Even with its mock-pretentious parallelism to The Odyssey...O Brother, Where Art Thou? refuses to take itself seriously, which is both its principal failing and its charm. [Blu-ray]
| Original Score: 3/4
Teens might enjoy this offbeat Odyssey adaptation.
| Original Score: 4/5
May not be the funniest or wackiest movie from Joel and Ethan Coen, but it is easily their most ambitious work to date.
It has a remarkable (if playfully skewed) fidelity to the epic poem of mythical struggle, even if the filmmaking brother act never actually read Homer's work...
In its best moments (of which there are a few), O Brother, Where Art Thou? has a twang to it.
The ferociously one-dimensional characters here make this muddy ramble more of a guilty pleasure than a success.
| Original Score: 3/5
It's not up there with Lebowski, but its still a darn good tale.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Great dialogue, superb 'Scope camerawork from Roger Deakins, and a genuinely wondrous deus ex machina are among the delights.
its tongue-in-cheek humor effortlessly gives way to poignant drama and period musical pieces throughout.
| Original Score: 71/100
O Brother, Where Art Thou? is amazing.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Watching Clooney, Turturro, and Nelson ham it up singing 'Man of Constant Sorrow' is one of this year's greatest big-screen delights.
| Original Score: B+
O Brother, Where Art Thou? is the Being John Malkovich of the year 2000. The most remarkable thing about it is just how any sane studio executive agreed to back it.
| Original Score: B
It's an odd, charming movie, not for everyone, but definitely for Coen acolytes. A great adaptation. And buy the soundtrack.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
The Coen brothers have once again outdone themselves.
The plot is just as goofy and hilarious as you would expect, but equally important is the spectacular bluegrass score.
Though the movie occasionally over-reaches for jokes, in the end it redeems itself with originality and style -- admittedly, a style that will not appeal to some mainstream tastes.
| Original Score: 4/4
The Coens' usual arch deliberateness isn't quite as deliberate, and there's an appealing shagginess to some of the episodes and performances.
With "O Brother,' the Coens have reached near perfection again, and that's something to sing about.