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The Big Lebowski Reviews

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March 14, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 7, 2007
Adds up to considerably less than the sum of its often scintillating parts.
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
January 1, 2000
I wish the Coens the best, but they're going to have to do better than this. I know they can.
| Original Score: 3/5
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
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
February 27, 2004
An indulgent spoof, Big Lebowski isn't a straight gutter ball, but it's no strike, either.
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
January 1, 2000
This movie seems to me almost a mishmash of the worst bits that were left out of previous Coen Brothers outings.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
January 1, 2000
This time, they have all the parts together, but someone forgot the glue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
This uneven screwball comedy -- a disjointed and half-hearted attempt by the Coen brothers to return to the Raising Arizona style -- is bound to underwhelm even their most fervent admirers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Since The Big Lebowski doesn't have an idea in its head, it has to fill the empty space with 'witty' conceits
January 1, 2000
There are more ideas here, more wacko side characters and plot curlicues than the film can support, and inevitably it deflates from having to shoulder so much.
January 1, 2000
There are bits of brilliance here as in all Coen Brothers movies. Just not enough of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
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
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+
July 5, 2005
The Big Lebowski may have a reputation for being the late night movie of choice for some burnouts, but it's much more than your average stoner film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 2, 2005
... a loving study of Los Angeles loserdom.
Read More | Original Score: A
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