Burn After Reading Quick Movie Reviews

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of
3.5/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/19/2019

The Coen brothers at their most wickedly funny since "Fargo."

Rating of
3.5/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 09/09/2013

Don't burn after reading

Rating of
3.5/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 09/09/2013

Don't burn after reading

Rating of
3.5/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 09/01/2012

For every No Country for Old Men they deliver, the Coens create a Burn After Reading - a cynical, madcap comedy featuring a variety of eccentric characters born out of the screwball comedy genre. The ensemble cast, which features a number of distinguished actors who aren't afraid to get silly, makes the witty and often macabre script work. It isn't for everyone - the plot is sometimes convoluted and the political satire might go over some viewers' heads, but for me, it's a worthy and often very funny addition to the Coen canon.

Rating of
0.5/4

dukeakasmudge - wrote on 10/16/2011

Cant count how many times I fell asleep during this movie

Rating of
3/4

Snoogans - wrote on 05/14/2011

The Coens deliver their (un)usual brand of comedy in full force. It balances out an ensemble cast of characters (all varying degrees of dumb), while delivering a complex story that all comes together in the end. This feels more dark than any of their other comedies, but that just makes it all the more enjoyable.

Rating of
4/4

SIngli6 - wrote on 03/22/2011

The Coen's funniest and most cynical film to date, 'Burn After Reading' is a misanthropic delight!

Rating of
0.5/4

jbaxter1208 - wrote on 02/03/2010

Major crapfest!!!

Rating of
3/4

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/15/2009

I enjoyed this - the Coens know how to mix comedy (dark or not) with bouts of extreme violence. The casting is perfect, the story is ludicrous yet makes perfect sense in the end.

Rating of
2.5/4

Alexa - wrote on 03/11/2009

Somehow, someway this is a smart and intelligence film. John Malkovich is brilliant. I really wish the Coen's would have showed more of his character. This movie really shows how obsessed people can be over something that is so stupid. Linda Litzke really wants plastic surgery and will put her family, friends, and even co-workers through anything to get it. Also, Ted Treffon is in love with Linda and will stop at nothing to impress her. There are also other stories that keep you involved. The movie leaves you questioning, wondering, and wanting more.

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