Opening

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88% The Drop Sep 12
89% The Skeleton Twins Sep 12
64% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Sep 12

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36% The November Man $4.2M
28% As Above/So Below $3.7M
17% When The Game Stands Tall $3.7M
33% The Giver $3.6M
67% The Hundred-Foot Journey $3.2M
66% Lucy $2.0M

Coming Soon

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53% This Is Where I Leave You Sep 19
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87% The Strain: Season 1
—— Unforgettable: Season 2
—— Witches of East End: Season 2

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—— Hell on Wheels: Season 4
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89% Outlander: Season 1
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O Brother, Where Art Thou? Reviews

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

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

November 7, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Great dialogue, superb 'Scope camerawork from Roger Deakins, and a genuinely wondrous deus ex machina are among the delights.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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The Coens' usual arch deliberateness isn't quite as deliberate, and there's an appealing shagginess to some of the episodes and performances.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

September 26, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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It's a wild, whacked-out wonder.

| Original Score: 5/5

February 6, 2001
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Leaves a sour taste.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 1/4

January 12, 2001
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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A roller-coaster ride with a goofy fun-house spirit, it's full of clever pranks.

January 12, 2001
Steven Rosen
Denver Post
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You have to admire how deep and irreverently O Brother goes into our culture to find its material.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

January 12, 2001
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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This is the funniest Coen brothers movie since 1996's Fargo.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

January 12, 2001
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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O Brother itself is just frustrating, mostly because we know what the Coens are capable of when truly inspired.

January 12, 2001
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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A flattening pile of artifice and conceit disguised as a road comedy.

January 12, 2001
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Devilishly delightful.

January 12, 2001
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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Praiseworthy.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

January 12, 2001
Paul Tatara
CNN.com
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An especially elaborate variation on Hee Haw.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

January 12, 2001
Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
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A giddy merriment blessed with the Coens' skewed signature wit and the year's best soundtrack.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

January 11, 2001
Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Mixing dark humor with high spirits, the brothers take some wild risks that pay off surprisingly well.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: A-

January 11, 2001
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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The surprise is how much fruitful digression such plotlessness makes possible. With no particular place to go, this hobo of a movie is free to roam the damnedest places.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star

December 29, 2000
Matt Wolf
Associated Press
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A Coen brothers' also-ran is better than some filmmakers' best.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

December 29, 2000
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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Joyously unhinged and outrageously inventive.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

December 29, 2000
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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Before it's all over, the real siren songs of time and place turn the visual kitsch into a distilled Americana that's unexpectedly stirring.

December 29, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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I had the sense of invention set adrift; of a series of bright ideas wondering why they had all been invited to the same film.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 29, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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As a Coen brothers fan I hate to say this, but the movie's a collection of great bits and pieces rather than a complete work.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 4/5

December 29, 2000
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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It's a new new thing, classic myth from both literature and the movies, commingled, set to great folk music, and untrammeled by any sense of predictability, urgency, realism or believability but hypnotic, graceful and seductive.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 4.5/5

December 29, 2000
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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A cockeyed marvel of a comedy packed with amazing set pieces and glorious music.

December 28, 2000
John Anderson
Newsday
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Hilarious, homely, infuriating, ingenious, literary and looney.

Full Review Source: Newsday

December 22, 2000
Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
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The performances by George Clooney and Coen regulars like John Goodman and John Turturro are simply a delight.

| Original Score: 3/4

December 22, 2000
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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From moment to moment, O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a pleasure.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

December 22, 2000
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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A rambunctious and inspired ride.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

December 22, 2000
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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O Brother's music is more than pleasant background; it is a living presence, and with apologies to an excellent cast, just about the star of the picture.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

December 22, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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The latest misanthropic flimflam from the Coen brothers, is like an extended Three Stooges episode featuring an even stupider version of the cast of Hee Haw.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: F

December 22, 2000

USA Today
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Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 22, 2000
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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The art direction is impeccable, but this is a pop-up book that I was impatient to slam.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 21, 2000
Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
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For all its originality, O Brother doesn't seem to have a point, or enough spark to distract us from the lack thereof.

| Original Score: 64/100

December 21, 2000
Sean Means
Film.com
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A nicely off-kilter exploration of American gumption.

December 21, 2000
Robert Horton
Film.com
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This particular excursion into screwball madness is often heavenly, and frankly leaves critical explication somewhat unnecessary.

December 21, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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The filmmakers' trademark quirkiness is in evidence, but it often feels forced and the comedic elements are inconsistent.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 18, 2000
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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A charming, if lightweight, Coen brothers escapade.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 1, 2000

Hollywood Reporter
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A wildly ambitious but ultimately unsatisfying goof on The Odyssey.

January 1, 2000
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