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The Big Lebowski Reviews

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September 11, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 22, 2016
It's like, you know, pretty groovy, man.
October 12, 2015
[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.
September 4, 2013
On one hand, it has many layers, but on the other hand, it's just about a dude who wants his rug back.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 10, 2013
A very funny and twisted comedy...
August 4, 2012
Enormously entertaining!
February 20, 2012
...yet another in a long line of promising yet disappointing comedies from Joel and Ethan Coen...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 29, 2012
One of the funniest, coolest, most absurd cult films ever made, and one of the best from the dynamic duo - Joel and Ethan Coen.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
August 31, 2011
It's essential.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 22, 2011
It's the whole proud, embarrassing sociopolitical, cultural heap of American history-and the American Century in particular-in two fleet, funny hours. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 21, 2011
The Coens concoct an absurdist Chandler-esque mystery, drop in a couple hilarious dream fantasies, and even bring in a drawling Sam Elliot to narrate this tall tale like a western myth.
July 23, 2011
[VIDEO] You'd never guess that the movie is loosely based on Raymond Chandler's detective novel "The Big Sleep."
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 9, 2011
I'm not a fan of the Coen Brothers, but this is an entertaining enough diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 18, 2010
A wild ride for adults only.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 21, 2009
To what do we owe the pleasure of the Coen Brothers' new joie de vivre and love for their fellow man?
May 6, 2008
Stylish and wickedly funny black comedy illuminated by a great performance from Jeff Bridges, and loaded with all the Coen brothers' trademark wit and flair.
November 17, 2007
As with Raising Arizona, The Big Lebowski gives us a protagonist whose dopey innocence seems to be his only protection from the real world.
November 7, 2007
If it's all supposed to be in fun, why does it feel so much like an insult?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 7, 2007
Adds up to considerably less than the sum of its often scintillating parts.
July 23, 2007
Bridges does more with his deflated body language than many comedians can manage by chewing the furniture.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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