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The Big Lebowski Reviews

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August 11, 2003
The Coen Brothers try really hard to be outrageously funny, and they succeed more often than they fail.
| Original Score: B
July 31, 2003
Much of 'Lebowski' is amusing, some of it is downright hilarious and all of it is stylish, with plenty of the Coens' usual inventive shot composition and tricky camerawork.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 20, 2003
The Coen Brothers throw this film into the gutter, never developing what could have been a Strictly Ballroom-like spoof of the bowling world.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
April 25, 2003
A typical Coen brothers film is like no film you've ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 19, 2003
When you're having a down day, pop in THE BIG LEBOWSKI for a little pick-me-up, and always remember: The Dude Abides.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 10, 2003
This broad farce about mistaken identities would have worked much better if the filmmakers hadn't mistaken their own.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 7, 2003
Nimble, crackerjack entertainment with the crazed, anything-goes humor and the visual splendor we have come to expect in the best of the Coen Brothers' offerings.
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October 15, 2002
Loopy, unfathomable, profane and very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 10, 2002
Definitively the coolest comedy in a long time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 31, 2002
O 'Dude' Ú um personagem absolutamente fascinante.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 5, 2002
One of the best comedies of the nineties, and the best film thus far from the Coen Brothers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 2, 2002
By taking it easy, the Dude abides and becomes a spiritual teacher of crazy wisdom.
September 2, 2001
I'd probably hate all of this stuff if I didn't think the movie was so damn hilarious.
April 17, 2001
It's the wealth of great characters and their insane dialogue that make this a memorable film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 27, 2001
Like a good Caucasian, Joel and Ethan Coen's L.A.-based crime-caper-comedy is an acquired taste, but potentially addictive once you take to its perfectly offbeat blend of seemingly disparate elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 14, 2001
As tempting as it is to completely dismiss The Big Lebowski, it's hard to do because the Coens are able to create wickedly funny eccentrics and possess the ability to energize certain actors to inhabit them completely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2001
There is no satisfactory beginning, middle or end to it, but it does have its moments.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 1, 2000
This plot need not be taken too seriously. Watching it amble along is enough of a treat, since the Coens populate this story with oddballs and bowling balls of such comic variety.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
The Big Lebowski is a mess. But what a glorious, wonderfully-entertaining mess it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The Dude and Sobchak begin as caricatures too, but they're allowed to grow into something deeper, if only because the humanist economy of the Coens' surrealist vaudeville allows for a couple of human beings within the tapestry of freaks.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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