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Barton Fink Reviews

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February 14, 2017
Part "Eraserhead" and part "Naked Lunch," "Barton Fink" is like whitefish on sand.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 16, 2013
It's at its best when young Barton Fink simply stares at a picture of a bathing beauty contemplating the ocean -- a Hollywood dream.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 4, 2011
Goes off the deep end.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 2, 2011
Bizarre Hollywood dream factory. Teens only.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 15, 2009
Resembles not the artist's churning mind but the filmmakers' conjoined colon
October 13, 2009
Gnomic, claustrophobic, hallucinatory, just plain weird, it is the kind of movie critics can soak up thousands of words analyzing and cinephiles can soak up at least three espressos arguing their way through.
October 18, 2008
Again the Coens take familiar movie tropes and twist them into something new. This may be their most haunting movie.
April 19, 2008
Does cinema get any better than this?
| Original Score: 3/5
November 6, 2007
The film's period decor, mood lighting and artful camerawork are beautiful, at times thrilling, to look at.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 6, 2007
Scene after scene is filled with a ferocious strength and humor.
November 6, 2007
This creepy satire is full of laughs and flaky twists, but by the end you may still be scratching your head.
November 4, 2007
Fascinating tale by the Coen brothers, among their best, with standout work by leads Turturro and Goodman.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
August 25, 2006
Someone pleaaaaase explain this movie to me!
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
February 9, 2006
The worst of the Coens' genre-ransacking; mean and self-congratulatory.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
January 26, 2006
Somehow everything coheres, thanks to the Coens' superb writing and assured direction, and a roster of marvellous performances. The result works on numerous levels, thrilling the mind, ears and eyes, and racking the nerves.
July 3, 2005
Written during their own creative block, Joel and Ethan Coen's noirish satirical allegory decodes the myth of the "sensitive" artist, the mysteries of the creative process, and the ambiguities of Hollywood authorship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 15, 2005
... a courageous and horrific glimpse through the ego and courage of the human spirit into the emptiness of even the kindest human being's heart.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 11, 2004
Another great turn by the Coen brothers, with regulars Turturro and Goodman at their best.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 7, 2004
A look at old Hollywood that's not just weird, but truly unsettling.
| Original Score: 5/5
April 1, 2004
The Coens' unsettling evocation of isolation and madness is vividly realized; their ultimate meaning is insanely obscure.
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