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Burn After Reading Reviews

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Jason Best
Movie Talk
August 28, 2016
Yet again the Coens parade a carnival of stupidity before us, another cavalcade of caricatured schmucks, imbeciles and idiots.
Justin Stewart
Stop Smiling
June 29, 2016
Burn After Reading maintains comic balance, and after so many smart, gutsy Coen movies (many in the note of madcap), that shouldn't be a surprise.
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2014
It might be the same old song, but I could watch these guys play it over and over again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
July 15, 2014
Seldom has a comedy about such thoroughly dumb individuals been so engaging, or so insightful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
October 14, 2012
A comedy so stupid, it doesn't realise it's a comedy. If intelligence is relative, then ignorance is bliss.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Neil Pond
American Profile
September 28, 2011
A quirky tale of lust, greed, vanity, idiocy and ineptitude that spreads its giggly ripples through the bureaucratic buildings and leafy suburbs of Washington, D.C.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 15, 2011
A month from now you'll have forgotten all about it.
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
Coen fans will also enjoy their distinct brand of whip-cracking dialogue, which is almost musical in its rhythms.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mike Edwards
What Culture
March 24, 2011
Sure Burn After Reading is disjointed, fragmented and frustrated. But that's the point.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 26, 2009
Gratuitous stuff, flat and desperate
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
August 14, 2009
It's a just-for-funsies caper, and the Coen brothers seem to revel in it, helped along by an impressive cast that gleefully follows their lead.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Anders Wotzke
Moviedex
August 1, 2009
Fails to live up to the high expectations involuntarily set by such reputable talent.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Simon Weaving
Screenwize
April 4, 2009
a quirky, delicious comedy with an A-list cast clearly enjoying every moment of their screen time
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 1, 2009
Please send Get Well cards to the Coen Brothers. After last year's No Country for Old Men, for which they won the Oscar for Best Picture of the Year, Joel and Ethan Coen have had a relapse. Their new offering Burn After Reading is reminiscen
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Gregory Weinkauf
ÜberCiné
January 12, 2009
A bunch of pieces in search of a puzzle.
Michael Dance
The Cinema Source
January 6, 2009
Unlikable characters who do stupid things.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
January 3, 2009
Burn Before Watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.0/4.0
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
December 20, 2008
Una disparatada comedia que le toma el pelo a la (des)inteligencia norteamericana, de la mano de un puñado de personajes absurdos animados por un estupendo elenco.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
December 2, 2008
Influenciados pelos mesmos clichês que comprometem tantas produções do estilo, os próprios personagens de Queime Depois de Ler parecem não saber diferenciá-los da realidade.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
November 26, 2008
Showcases a pitch-black comic sensibility that will either attract or repel moviegoers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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