Reviews

Mar 6, 2020
For those of you who forgot how good Bridges was in The Fisher King, here is a reminder. As the gung-ho Nam veteran, Goodman's tenacious, tightly coiled demeanor is smartly explosive and very funny.
Sep 20, 2018
Lebowski's virtuosity serves a sense of modesty.
Sep 20, 2018
One of a kind.
Apr 2, 2018
I'll just say this: The Big Lebowksi is an excellent movie - and damn funny.
Jan 9, 2018
The Big Lebowski is a noir send-up, so call it L.A. Inconsequential.
Sep 11, 2017
Hilarious, well-written, and well-performed by both Bridges and Goodman, The Big Lebowski blows other more recent slacker comedies out the water and proves that Bridges can do any role.
Oct 12, 2015
[The Coens] rummaged through political and personal history for the underpinnings of this Los Angeles caper, from 1998, sending up, with rueful astonishment, the American way of war.
Nov 7, 2007
Adds up to considerably less than the sum of its often scintillating parts.
Apr 27, 2007
The result is a lot of laughs and a feeling of awe toward the craftsmanship involved. I doubt that there'll be anything else like it the rest of this year.
Jun 24, 2006
Far from being shallow pastiche, it's actually about something: what it means to be a man, to be a friend, and to be a 'hero' for a particular time and place.
Apr 25, 2003
A typical Coen brothers film is like no film you've ever seen.
Apr 17, 2001
It's the wealth of great characters and their insane dialogue that make this a memorable film.
Feb 14, 2001
As tempting as it is to completely dismiss The Big Lebowski, it's hard to do because the Coens are able to create wickedly funny eccentrics and possess the ability to energize certain actors to inhabit them completely.
Jan 1, 2000
In a perfect world all movies would be made by the Coen brothers.
Jan 1, 2000
The Big Lebowski is a mess. But what a glorious, wonderfully-entertaining mess it is.
Jan 1, 2000
Some viewers have criticized the movie for being too much of a shaggy dog story, lacking a cohesive point or purpose. Yet to look for the point is to miss it entirely. Coen-heads hop aboard for the ride.
Jan 1, 2000
It's weirdly engaging, like its hero.
Jan 1, 2000
The Dude and Sobchak begin as caricatures too, but they're allowed to grow into something deeper, if only because the humanist economy of the Coens' surrealist vaudeville allows for a couple of human beings within the tapestry of freaks.
Jan 1, 2000
This plot need not be taken too seriously. Watching it amble along is enough of a treat, since the Coens populate this story with oddballs and bowling balls of such comic variety.
Jan 1, 2000