Barton Fink Reviews

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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.
September 7, 2011
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.
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.
January 7, 2019
In their dark comic masterpiece "Bartin Fink," [The Coens] draw the line between artistic integrity and artistic smugness.
July 24, 2018
It was like a witty and stylish description of a dripping tap or a damp sock. Dripping taps and damp socks are all very well, I thought to myself at the end of the film, but when it comes to the crunch, who gives a fink?
August 24, 2017
Weird, funny, would-be cult film, filled with its strange spaces and surreal dream logic.
February 14, 2017
Part "Eraserhead" and part "Naked Lunch," "Barton Fink" is like whitefish on sand.
April 4, 2011
Goes off the deep end.
January 2, 2011
Bizarre Hollywood dream factory. Teens only.
November 15, 2009
Resembles not the artist's churning mind but the filmmakers' conjoined colon
April 19, 2008
Does cinema get any better than this?
February 23, 2008
November 6, 2007
The film's period decor, mood lighting and artful camerawork are beautiful, at times thrilling, to look at.
November 4, 2007
Fascinating tale by the Coen brothers, among their best, with standout work by leads Turturro and Goodman.
August 25, 2006
Someone pleaaaaase explain this movie to me!
June 10, 2006
February 9, 2006
The worst of the Coens' genre-ransacking; mean and self-congratulatory.
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