O Brother, Where Art Thou? Reviews
May 14, 2021
The Good News is something of a siren this movie can't resist.
May 26, 2020
For all its limitations and the places where it feels like half a movie, that half is absolutely hilarious.
June 7, 2018
The movie also contrives to encapsulate every con-on-the-run picture one has ever seen, as well as southern period crime dramas. Yet again, the Coens' cinematic alchemy has worked a treat.
November 18, 2016
The Coen's O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a Coen odyssey reworked as a tall tale in the folk song idiom of superstition, magic realism and religious mysticism and delivered with a mix of screwball goofiness and intellectual whimsy.
May 9, 2012
Well up to the brothers' usual high standards.
December 29, 2011
Everyone who has the capacity for abstract thought, raise your hands . . . and take this Coen brothers' journey.
September 26, 2011
Even with its mock-pretentious parallelism to The Odyssey...O Brother, Where Art Thou? refuses to take itself seriously, which is both its principal failing and its charm. [Blu-ray]
September 4, 2010
May not be the funniest or wackiest movie from Joel and Ethan Coen, but it is easily their most ambitious work to date.
February 15, 2010
This lightly engaging trifle could have been more fun with a greater helping of the Coens' antic spirit.
December 6, 2009
It has a remarkable (if playfully skewed) fidelity to the epic poem of mythical struggle, even if the filmmaking brother act never actually read Homer's work...
August 21, 2009
In its best moments (of which there are a few), O Brother, Where Art Thou? has a twang to it.
July 22, 2009
The Coens are like party acquaintances who keep changing the subject and then staring at you quizzically when you can't follow the thread, or when you stop wanting to follow it, but who then block all your exit routes from their obnoxious conversation.
August 7, 2008
The ferociously one-dimensional characters here make this muddy ramble more of a guilty pleasure than a success.
November 17, 2007
It's not up there with Lebowski, but its still a darn good tale.
November 7, 2007
After making what are still probably their two best features, the Coen brothers came up with their worst, a piece of pop nihilism.
July 14, 2007
The Coen's tale of three escaped convicts has more to do with Homer the Simpson than Homer the poet.
January 26, 2006
Great dialogue, superb 'Scope camerawork from Roger Deakins, and a genuinely wondrous deus ex machina are among the delights.
December 6, 2005
its tongue-in-cheek humor effortlessly gives way to poignant drama and period musical pieces throughout.