Barton Fink Reviews

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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.
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.
November 11, 2004
Another great turn by the Coen brothers, with regulars Turturro and Goodman at their best.
November 2, 2004
October 7, 2004
A look at old Hollywood that's not just weird, but truly unsettling.
April 1, 2004
The Coens' unsettling evocation of isolation and madness is vividly realized; their ultimate meaning is insanely obscure.
February 13, 2004
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.
January 21, 2004
Creepy, nasty, and has peeling wallpaper!
December 23, 2003
October 30, 2003
October 4, 2003
July 18, 2003
A parable about the intellectual vanity of a creative individual who wants to improve society with his vision of the common man.
June 6, 2003
Still the best film from the Coen brothers.
May 20, 2003
It's an exhilarating original.
May 6, 2003
One of the few legitimate offshoots of David Lynch.
April 23, 2003
Hopelessly depressing epic starring John Turturro and John Goodman. The Coen brothers have perfected the dark comedy to an art form.
April 2, 2003
Genius. Every aspiring screenwriter has been Barton Fink, and if they haven't yet, they will.
January 9, 2003
Richly compelling and disturbing.
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