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½ June 10, 2018
With fine performances from Goodman and Bridges, as well as a script that is on-point, "The Big Lebowski" succeeds in delivering a good amount of laughs and entertainment.
½ June 9, 2018
Coen Bros at their best.
½ June 2, 2018
Cometh the hour cometh the man.
May 24, 2018
Quite possibly the greatest movie of all time in this genre .
May 20, 2018
Hypnotically funny cult classic. This Coen brothers comedy masterpiece just never gets old. Bridges is the standout from a solid cast.
½ May 7, 2018
Utterly hilarious and wonderful
½ April 29, 2018
One of the fantastic coen movies. The humour is great as is the plot with the underlying bowling foundation. One of the greatest movie characters ever with the best presentation have to be Jesus Quintera!
April 25, 2018
say there's a man..

The Big Lebowski

It is odd to encounter a sketchy comic feautre by Coen Brothers and the exciting part is that they do pull it off not like the other genre that they are familiar with but the writing is quite powerful and funny at the same time. And on terms of execution there is no doubt on that part as they score majestically on projecting the anticipated vision on screen. On performance level Jeff Bridges is hilarious along with a great supporting cast like John Goodman and Julianne Moore (she is surprisingly funnier than any other cast member). The Big Lebowski had a great potential concept that is piled upon setting the plot and characters way too much that the joke grows shallow and numb when it hits on screen no matter how much they have worked on building it up.
April 5, 2018
Best movie ever made. Man.
½ April 4, 2018
A very funny film with excellent characters, possibly the Coen Brothers' best film.
½ March 17, 2018
One of my all time favourite films and just gets better with age. The Coen brothers masterpiece, wonderfully witty script peppered with awesome charterers of which John Goodman's deserves special mention but all fade in comparison to the one and only "Dude".
½ March 15, 2018
Puntaje Original: 7.5

Una obra maestra, con un excelente guión y una genial dirección. The Big Lebowski es probablemente uno de los films más memorables del cine noventero estadounidense.
March 6, 2018
March 4, 2018
"The Big Lebowski" - a renowned stoner film, as well as a much-celebrated cult favourite, Now for the million-dollar question: is it worth its status?

To get the visual aspect out of the way: there really is nothing to write home about here. Sure, there are some nice shots here and there, but apart from a few nice locations and the occasional trippy special effect montage, scenes are ... generic.

The story in "The Big Lebowski" is fairly unique, albeit for its significant unimportance (as said by the writers themselves). Summarised: A mundane, hippyish stoner dude, Jeff Lebowski (more often going by the nickname of "The Dude") is mistaken by a bunch of German mobsters for a rich and famous Korean-war veteran with the same exact name. They break into The Dude's home, assault him, and pee on his rug. Thus, The Dude's quest becomes to find a similar rug, because "that rug really tied to room together", as he frequently states. In the process, he gets involved in a (plausibly staged) kidnapping - which is never actually resolved during the movie - and comes into contact with various weird characters, all whilst being accompanied by his evenly weird friend Walter: a numbskull, bowling Vietnam-war veteran.
As a viewer, I had no idea what anything in the movie would lead up to. One could say a bit of obscurity is a good thing, but having NO direction takes away from overall experience. As such, all characters stay frustratingly flat the entire time.

Weirdly enough, the unimportance of "The Big Lebowski"'s story is what makes it relatively enjoyable; clearly, the only focal point is that The Dude doesn't care, which is most probably why the film is so popular. The only realisation a new audience has to make, is that it doesn't have to expect the movie to go anywhere, just like "The Big Lebowski" doesn't pretend to be a film to expect anything from.
½ January 31, 2018
Pretty funny.
January 30, 2018
The cultiest movie of the 90s.... here it is! Funny from the first second to the last, full of crazy and unforgettable characters, brilliantly written and directed. I am not even sure is the best movie of the Coen B. but it is definitely the most unforgettable. Un-missable!
January 29, 2018
Perhaps the greatest comedy of all time.
January 21, 2018
You're out of your fucking element Donnie!
January 16, 2018
Love this movie. That carpet really pulled the room together...
January 13, 2018
Rewatching this for the first time since I originally saw it in 2015, it's definitely better than I remember and I did appreciate it more. Undeniably well-made, endlessly quotable and with two fantastic lead performances from Jeff Bridges and John Goodman, this is one hell of an enjoyable ride. I still think it's a bit inconsequential, like most of the Coen Brothers' comedies, but the characters are strong enough to make the film worthwhile anyway.
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