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Fernando F. Croce
November 15, 2009
Resembles not the artist's churning mind but the filmmakers' conjoined colon
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 6, 2007
This creepy satire is full of laughs and flaky twists, but by the end you may still be scratching your head.
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
December 23, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 9, 2006
The worst of the Coens' genre-ransacking; mean and self-congratulatory.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
August 25, 2006
Someone pleaaaaase explain this movie to me!
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Kelly Kessler
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Bizarre Hollywood dream factory. Teens only.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It's an assured piece of comic filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Moira Sullivan
April 23, 2003
Hopelessly depressing epic starring John Turturro and John Goodman. The Coen brothers have perfected the dark comedy to an art form.
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
November 11, 2004
Another great turn by the Coen brothers, with regulars Turturro and Goodman at their best.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
The Coens have never been more literate, more creative, or more ... well ... weird! (But weird in a very good way.)
| Original Score: 5/5
Victoria Alexander
January 21, 2004
Creepy, nasty, and has peeling wallpaper!
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
April 19, 2008
Does cinema get any better than this?
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
Very strange but supremely well-crafted.
Full Review | Original Score: +3 out of -4..+4
Rob Gonsalves
January 1, 2000
Fascinating in a creepy way.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
February 23, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Variety Staff
November 6, 2007
Scene after scene is filled with a ferocious strength and humor.
Christopher Null
January 27, 2004
Nothing turns out as it seems, and the surreal finale to the film elevate the movie to being one of the Coens' best.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 16, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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