O Brother, Where Art Thou? Reviews

Dec 26, 2010
Teens might enjoy this offbeat Odyssey adaptation.
Nov 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.
Jan 26, 2006
Great dialogue, superb 'Scope camerawork from Roger Deakins, and a genuinely wondrous deus ex machina are among the delights.
Sep 26, 2002
The Coens' usual arch deliberateness isn't quite as deliberate, and there's an appealing shagginess to some of the episodes and performances.
Sep 4, 2001
Are the Coens just being smart alecks here, or are they saying something sourly profound about American popular culture?
Apr 13, 2001
Simply, O Brother, Where Art Thou? has one of the richest and most satisfying soundtracks I've heard in years.
Feb 6, 2001
It's a wild, whacked-out wonder.
Jan 12, 2001
Leaves a sour taste.
Jan 12, 2001
A roller-coaster ride with a goofy fun-house spirit, it's full of clever pranks.
Jan 12, 2001
You have to admire how deep and irreverently O Brother goes into our culture to find its material.
Jan 12, 2001
This is the funniest Coen brothers movie since 1996's Fargo.
Jan 12, 2001
O Brother itself is just frustrating, mostly because we know what the Coens are capable of when truly inspired.
Jan 12, 2001
A flattening pile of artifice and conceit disguised as a road comedy.
Jan 12, 2001
Devilishly delightful.
Jan 12, 2001
Praiseworthy.
Jan 12, 2001
An especially elaborate variation on Hee Haw.
Jan 11, 2001
A giddy merriment blessed with the Coens' skewed signature wit and the year's best soundtrack.
Jan 11, 2001
Mixing dark humor with high spirits, the brothers take some wild risks that pay off surprisingly well.
Dec 29, 2000
The surprise is how much fruitful digression such plotlessness makes possible. With no particular place to go, this hobo of a movie is free to roam the damnedest places.
Dec 29, 2000
A Coen brothers' also-ran is better than some filmmakers' best.
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