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      O Brother, Where Art Thou? Reviews

      Simply the Coens luxuriating in a period setting and having a great time.

      Full Review | Original Score: B+ | Sep 3, 2022

      ..a remarkably well-crafted and well-written film, exactly what you would expect from Joel and Ethen Coen.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5 | Aug 24, 2022

      This really is a Coen Brothers masterpiece.

      Full Review | Jul 2, 2021

      The Good News is something of a siren this movie can't resist.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4 | May 14, 2021

      For all its limitations and the places where it feels like half a movie, that half is absolutely hilarious.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | May 26, 2020

      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.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Jun 7, 2018

      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.

      Full Review | Nov 18, 2016

      Everyone who has the capacity for abstract thought, raise your hands . . . and take this Coen brothers' journey.

      Full Review | Original Score: 9/10 | Dec 29, 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]

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | Sep 26, 2011

      Teens might enjoy this offbeat Odyssey adaptation.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Dec 26, 2010

      May not be the funniest or wackiest movie from Joel and Ethan Coen, but it is easily their most ambitious work to date.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Sep 4, 2010

      This lightly engaging trifle could have been more fun with a greater helping of the Coens' antic spirit.

      Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4 | Feb 15, 2010

      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...

      Full Review | Dec 6, 2009

      In its best moments (of which there are a few), O Brother, Where Art Thou? has a twang to it.

      Full Review | Aug 21, 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.

      Full Review | Original Score: C- | Jul 22, 2009

      The ferociously one-dimensional characters here make this muddy ramble more of a guilty pleasure than a success.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Aug 7, 2008

      It's not up there with Lebowski, but its still a darn good tale.

      Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4 | Nov 17, 2007

      After making what are still probably their two best features, the Coen brothers came up with their worst, a piece of pop nihilism.

      Full Review | Nov 7, 2007

      The Coen's tale of three escaped convicts has more to do with Homer the Simpson than Homer the poet.

      Full Review | Original Score: 2/4 | Jul 14, 2007

      Great dialogue, superb 'Scope camerawork from Roger Deakins, and a genuinely wondrous deus ex machina are among the delights.

      Full Review | Jan 26, 2006

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