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Burn After Reading Reviews

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½ January 11, 2017
so much ado for nothing... pretty slow... good bt slow 10/dez/2016
January 10, 2017
I did not get into this movie. I lie things that are a little crazy, but I had trouble getting into this one. The second act went off the rails for me.
½ January 10, 2017
Absolutely not interesting.
½ January 8, 2017
Very odd movie. Great cast and moments of laughing out loud but overall a very weird story.
½ December 28, 2016
The Coen Brothers making a clever black comedy / thriller
December 23, 2016
Great comedy and performances by JK Simmons and Malkovich
½ December 22, 2016
The intriguing comedy by the Coen Brothers remains unrivaled in this spy story, rich with a perfect cast, and two great big as Clooney and Pitt
December 20, 2016
Up there in the Coen brothers best with great performances and a gripping story, what is there not to like.
December 16, 2016
Very funny if you live or have lived in DC.
December 11, 2016
Funny and chaotic. Clooney and Pitt are laughs as a couple of dimwitts. Malkovich is great as an arrogant alcoholic. All the story lines converge in the maddness of this light and absurd comedy.
December 5, 2016
While it's not a brilliant film, Burn After Reading is a wonderfully mean-spirited and dark comedy-of-errors.
½ December 2, 2016
Burn After Reading is a well executed film from the Coens with a sharp script and enjoyably over-the-top performances from Brad Pitt and John Malkovich.
December 2, 2016
Tremendous filmmaking
December 2, 2016
This by far their dumbest comedy, but it still works. The coen brothers jobs must be a hoot. Love their work.
½ November 30, 2016
I couldn't finish the film because of how over-the-top the stupidity and thought process was for each character. We followed several, separate storylines of characters whose actions and thought processes were painful to watch. Eventually, and I mean eventually, their stories entwine into a cluster %@$! of stupidity and nonsense. I had to turn it off.
November 28, 2016
Another worthwhile addition to the Coen Brothers stable, albeit a little shorter than most. This one left me wanting more. Individually, the characters seem mad, but then when you start thinking about them you probably know a couple people exactly like them. The bumbling boss, the boss in love with his employee, the guy who is a sex addict, the woman who thinks she isn't hot anymore, the dumb guy who is pretty much happy with everything, and a few more. The characters make sense and the actors playing them make this a delight.
½ November 26, 2016
In their latest movie, the Coen Brothers write and direct an all-star cast who play some of the most outlandish characters. Osbourne Cox (John Malkovich) who is recently fired from the CIA decides he will write a memoir of his experience, much to the dissatisfaction of his wife (Tilda Swinton). Meanwhile at the gym, Chad (Brad Pitt) and Linda (Frances McDormand) find a CD that contains sensitive government material. However, instead of returning it to Cox who they think it belongs to, they decide to hold it ransom for a reward. Not only is Cox confused on how this could have happened, his wife is also having an affair with a man named Harry (George Clooney) who is additionally also sleeping with Linda. That leads Harry to connect the dots between the characters in this funny, dark comedy.

"Burn After Reading" contains many twists and it leaves the audience quite confused which is fitting because the characters are equally as confused. All the characters have their flaws which are all conveniently shown at once, but still remain endearing. Without the specific character aspects, there would have been hardly any depth to the plot and in turn wouldn't have made for much of an entertaining film. It's a noble attempt at a comedic film for the Coen brothers, but it's not their best by far. With a confusing plot line, it is best that you watch "Burn After Reading" more than once, for subsequent viewings might expose some of the story's deeper details.
November 25, 2016
Great use of dramatic irony. As each character develops their own idea of what the hell is going on, the audience has the privilege of watching conflict and struggle arise from nothing and ultimately fall apart. Such a fun movie.
Super Reviewer
½ November 22, 2016
It's a bit undercooked but McDormand, Malkovich, Pitt, and Clooney are all giving brilliant comedic performances.
½ November 19, 2016
Con una historia que raya en lo ridículo y lo ilógico, Burn After Reading es una comedia negra que pocas veces es graciosa o divertida y que varias veces puede llegar a sentirse boba.
A pesar de sus contras, posee varios toques de originalidad y la historia puede ser en ocasiones ligeramente compleja e interesante, además de que cuenta con buenas interpretaciones por parte de la mayoría de los protagonistas.
Lubezki es el encargado de la fotografía que a pesar de ser bastante sólida, no es nada espectacular, correspondiendo, con esto último, de manera adecuada a la película.
En fin, para una película que no es mucho, tampoco hay mucho que decir.
Si quieres presenciar un relato irracional y singular mientras escuchas a John Malkovick decir "What the fuck" durante 1 hora y media, este filme es para ti.
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