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Burn After Reading Reviews

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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
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
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
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
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B
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
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
Mike Scott
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
August 1, 2009
Fails to live up to the high expectations involuntarily set by such reputable talent.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Simon Weaving
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
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
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
November 21, 2008
All in all though, fun times. I look forward to revisiting it again in the future, like most Coen bros movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
November 20, 2008
Tries to be "The Big Lebowski" of the War on Terror.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
November 12, 2008
Even though Burn After Reading is often funny, it rarely achieves either the hilarity of Intolerable Cruelty or the iconic goofiness of The Big Lebowski.
November 9, 2008
It's like a spy thriller, but with no spies and no thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
November 8, 2008
aristotehniki diaheirisi mias fainomenika polymplegmenis plokis, tin opoia ksepsahnizoyn me haraktiristiki anesi kai aksiozileyti oikonomia, ksediplonontas me pliros sobaro antikataskopiko styl ap' ti skinothesia kai ti fotografia, mehri to montaz kai ti
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
November 7, 2008
These are functioning morons, they walk and work among us. And they are brilliant and funny and in spite of the screwball-comedy nature of the story, they are completely believable.
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