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Typically stunning visuals and sharp dialogue from the Coen Brothers, brought to life with strong performances from Goodman and Bridges.
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One of a kind.
I'll just say this: The Big Lebowksi is an excellent movie - and damn funny.
The Big Lebowski is a noir send-up, so call it L.A. Inconsequential.
[The Coens] rummaged through political and personal history for the underpinnings of this Los Angeles caper, from 1998, sending up, with rueful astonishment, the American way of war.
Adds up to considerably less than the sum of its often scintillating parts.
The result is a lot of laughs and a feeling of awe toward the craftsmanship involved. I doubt that there'll be anything else like it the rest of this year.
I could tell you how much I love this movie but that's just, like, my opinion, man.
Lebowski's virtuosity serves a sense of modesty.
If one were to examine the entire cinematic resume of the Coen Brothers, The Big Lebowskiwould assuredly rest within the top five spots.
A return to form... where large men scream very loudly and jokes are pounded into the ground with vigor and brio. Goodman's Walter is a bullet-headed, barely contained titan of rage, running on the fumes of cracked beliefs and fierce garble-gabble.
Hilarious, well-written, and well-performed by both Bridges and Goodman, The Big Lebowski blows other more recent slacker comedies out the water and proves that Bridges can do any role.
It's like, you know, pretty groovy, man.
The "Dude," another specimen in the Coen gallery of fascinating, eccentric characters, easily wins our sympathy thanks especially to Jeff Bridges, who is wonderful and shines together with John Goodman in a very funny and engaging story.
Visually tasteful and fluid chemistry and performances for a Coen Brothers' cult film. The Big Lebowski is a simple story that requires no over-analyzing to delve into its narrative and concept. It's effective, humorous and overall a wacky classic. 4/5
The Dude abides. Not much else I can say but what a great movie this is. One of the all time great cult films.
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