O Brother, Where Art Thou? Reviews

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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.
January 26, 2006
Great dialogue, superb 'Scope camerawork from Roger Deakins, and a genuinely wondrous deus ex machina are among the delights.
September 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.
February 6, 2001
It's a wild, whacked-out wonder.
January 12, 2001
Leaves a sour taste.
January 12, 2001
A roller-coaster ride with a goofy fun-house spirit, it's full of clever pranks.
January 12, 2001
You have to admire how deep and irreverently O Brother goes into our culture to find its material.
January 12, 2001
This is the funniest Coen brothers movie since 1996's Fargo.
January 12, 2001
O Brother itself is just frustrating, mostly because we know what the Coens are capable of when truly inspired.
January 12, 2001
A flattening pile of artifice and conceit disguised as a road comedy.
January 12, 2001
Devilishly delightful.
January 12, 2001
Praiseworthy.
January 12, 2001
An especially elaborate variation on Hee Haw.
January 11, 2001
A giddy merriment blessed with the Coens' skewed signature wit and the year's best soundtrack.
January 11, 2001
Mixing dark humor with high spirits, the brothers take some wild risks that pay off surprisingly well.
December 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.
December 29, 2000
A Coen brothers' also-ran is better than some filmmakers' best.
December 29, 2000
Joyously unhinged and outrageously inventive.
December 29, 2000
Before it's all over, the real siren songs of time and place turn the visual kitsch into a distilled Americana that's unexpectedly stirring.
December 29, 2000
I had the sense of invention set adrift; of a series of bright ideas wondering why they had all been invited to the same film.
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