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Intolerable Cruelty Reviews

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October 10, 2003
A frustratingly sharp misfire that comes close to being hilarious but never quite clicks in its pacing, timing or tone.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 30, 2003
Unlike Steve Martin's portraits of LA, "Intolerable Cruelty" doesn't find the loneliness beneath the sheen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 10, 2003
Joel and Ethan are bounteously gifted filmmakers, but sometimes you just want them to lay off the irony and climb down here with the groundlings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 8, 2003
Oh yeah, divorce is hysterical.
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October 12, 2003
Why didnâ(TM)t I laugh more than once?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
December 31, 2003
A conventional Hollywood comedy boasting a bolder indie heart, the film essentially combines the worst of both worlds.
October 10, 2003
It's a kind of lopsided The Awful Truth (1937)... And even though the Coens are capable of such hilarity, the choppy Intolerable Cruelty never gets anywhere near it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 8, 2003
Give the same script to Nora Ephron and the end result probably wouldn't have been much different.
| Original Score: 3/5
October 24, 2003
The structure of the film soon hardens into a boilerplate shape, notwithstanding certain details of image or character that jut out at odd angles.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 7, 2003
Color me disappointed. I see Coens beneath the title and I expect quality black comedy.
| Original Score: 1/4
October 9, 2003
Reeks with the stale sweat of desperate writers
October 9, 2003
Had Clooney and Zeta-Jones been blessed with more lively, head-butting, memorably quotable give-and-take, Intolerable Cruelty could have been a sublime romantic dark comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 13, 2003
The Coens just couldn't nail this one down.
Full Review | Original Score: C +
October 14, 2003
Occasionally cruel and almost entirely intolerable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 8, 2003
I cannot detect a heartbeat of feeling, no matter how close I press a stethoscope against the star machinery of George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 9, 2003
There are obvious Coen touches, comic Post-it notes from the underground that have a 'Kilroy was here' feel. But mostly, killjoy was here.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 9, 2003
Little more than an exercise in mimicry, an empty if stylish exercise in mocking sendup.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 22, 2003
...the movie eventually takes a dark turn that it's never quite able to recover from.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 9, 2003
Rather than extending their talents in directions suggested by the excellently accessible The Big Lebowski and O Brother, Where Art Thou?, the Coen brothers pillage their back catalog.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 16, 2004
[Ce film] est tout ce que l'on ne veut pas voir les Coen faire dans leur futur, mais aussi le genre de comédie romantique que l'on souhaiterait voir plus souvent.
| Original Score: C+
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