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MovieMike - wrote on 04/05/2015
A follow up to the successful Cohen Brothers' film 'Fargo', this Jeff Bridges-centric comic/mystery seemed to hold so much promise. While you don't often see movies tied to bowling, Joel and Ethan do their best to mine this backdrop for additional laughs and absurdity. Their main character (Bridges) is presented as The Dude - a poster boy for slackers the world over. Dressed as he is either getting ready for bed (or just got out), The Dude trudges his way through this film with as little energy or evidence of thought as possible. Unwittingly caught up in a web of mistaken identity, con artists, and well intentioned friends, we watch as The Dude slowly begins to shrug off his perpetual stupor and try and take control of things that are raising havoc with his 'chill' existence. John …
memento_mori - wrote on 08/25/2013
The Big Lebowski is one of my favorite comedy films of all time, because it has such awkward situational humor. Rarely does it get physical or serious. It's just as simple as Walter telling Donnie to shut up.
The comedic acting is fantastic, from all three leads Dude, Walter and Donnie (I call them the Good, the Bad and the Ugly).
Their characters are straight-up losers, with great personalities. There are so many little hidden comedic messages and goofs, such as the Dude's addiction to White Russians, Walter's hilarious anger outbursts and Donnie's overlooked obvious talent for bowling (He almost always hits a strike).
Think about it. When was the last time dream sequences worked in a movie? The Big Lebowski. That's when. The Coens' direction is as pleasing to the eyes as it embodies …
MovieAddict - wrote on 07/15/2012
Jeff Bridges plays The Dude – a seriously stoned bowler who suddenly finds himself embroiled in a world of kidnapping, extortion and violence after a group of Germans break into his house, mistake him for a millionaire, and soil his carpet. Realizing that they have kicked the proverbial 'crap' out of the wrong guy, they leave but all the dude wants is his rug back.
John Goodman gives an unforgettable performance as The Dude's (gun-) crazy friend and 'Nam' veteran with a chip on his shoulder. Julianne Moore is fantastic as the artist/feminist millionaire and Steve Buscemi filled the part of poor old Donny. JohnTurturro gives an outstanding interpretation of "Jesus," the perverted bowler which is worth the price of the DVD on its own.
Put on your Baja shirt, frayed boxer shorts, …
Yojimbo - wrote on 01/09/2012
A bowling obsessed waster becomes embroiled in a plot to kidnap a big shot's trophy wife when a Chinaman pisses on a rug that REALLY holds the room together. Probably the Coen brothers' best loved effort to date, The Big Lebowski is far more a straight up comedy than most that's a laugh out loud funny pastiche with the concept of a kahlua swilling, clueless deadbeat inhabiting the world of Film Noir. Some aspects of it have dated a little; Julianne Moore's pretentious feminist is a little irritating and the broad comedy of the fetishwear clad German nihilists has not stood the test of time so well, but this film is all about the partnership of an ever brilliant Jeff Bridges and John Goodman's terminally uptight, loud mouthed Vietnam vet and they are hilarious. It's far more about laughs …
tecnoandre - wrote on 12/10/2011
The Coen brothers are back in this cinic and absolut crazy comedy.The Big Lebowski is a 1998 comedy film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Jeff Bridges stars as Jeff Lebowski, an unemployed Los Angeles slacker and avid bowler, who is referred to (and also refers to himself) as "The Dude". After a case of mistaken identity, The Dude is introduced to a millionaire also named Jeffrey Lebowski. When the millionaire Lebowski's trophy wife is later kidnapped, he commissions The Dude to deliver the ransom to secure her release. The plan goes awry when The Dude's friend Walter Sobchak (John Goodman) schemes to keep the full ransom. Steve Buscemi, Philip Seymour Hoffman, David Huddleston, Julianne Moore, Tara Reid, and John Turturro star in the film, which is narrated by a cowboy known …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 10/05/2011
Jeff “The Dude" Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) is an unemployed bowling fanatic who enjoys hanging out with his friends. A pair of goons rough up the Dude stating that his wife owes a man named Jackie Treehorn, The Dude is introduced to a millionaire also named Jeffrey Lebowski. The Dude meets “Big” Lebowski’s wife Bunny Lebowski (Tara Reid), who was later kidnapped for ransom. He asks his animated and intense friend Walter Sobchak (John Goodman), for help. The daughter of Big Lebowski, Maud (Julianne Moore), a porn starlet working for Jackie Treehorn has invited The Dude to get impregnated. He likewise discovers the reason for the ransom money with a few surprises along the way. Best lines: The Stranger – “The Dude abides. I don't know about you but I take comfort in that. It's …
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The Film Rebel - wrote on 01/20/2011
This is my third favorite movie of all time. I can watch this any day and never get bored. This is the perfect blend of dark humor, music, and BOWLING! Yes. The sport to end all sports.
The Big Lebowski is a schmorgezborg of epic awesomeness. It focuses on The Dude (don't call him by his real name!), a stuck in the 70's stoner who only has three loves in his life: Bowling, White Russians, and his car. He spends his days bowling with his two friends: Walter, a bitter Vietnam war vet, and Donnie, a quiet man who's always being yelled at by Walter. The Dude is caught up in a case of mistaken identity when he's mistaken for a millionaire with the same name and the perpetrators who mistook him for the Big Lebowski peed on his rug. That rug really tied the room together, too. Soon, the …
mdtinney - wrote on 10/17/2009
To say this film is a masterpiece is perhaps a little generous, however, it is not far off. The Big Lebowski is a tribute to the real people out there; people trying to get through life exerting the shortest amount of effort necessary whilst drifting in and out of trouble. I think this sums up the film perfectly. I've watched this film so many times and I still can't find anything wrong with it. The acting is remarkable, Jeff Bridges is at his comic best and with John Goodman and Steve Buscemi as support there's always going to be laughter and suspense. The script is faultless; each person blends into the script with effortless precision resulting in a feeling that the actors really ARE the people they're playing which makes it all the more better because you feel their joy, their …
LeopardExplosion - wrote on 08/25/2008
An Instant Classic! While viewing this movie over and over and so on, you can tell that a pair of geniouses, like The Coen Brothers were behind it. It has their style of writing, directing, and so forth. This film has become a favourite of mine, as should it become one of yours, Jeff Bridges and John Goodman craft their characters magnifecently. The Characters were will written and their characteristics were well played throughout the movie.
An outstanding plot! Great Acting! Casting Was also done very well!
From the first scene I knew it would turn out to something great. Im not going to discuss the plot in this review, as it'll tag onto many different aspects of the movie, and well, let's not confuse anyone.
A well executed comedy, which is rarely seen in 2008, and well, the …
goodfellamike - wrote on 05/03/2008
It's difficult to do justice to this movie in just a few words, but there's something truly magical and life-affirming about The Big Lebowski. It's labyrinthian, non-important plot is just an excuse for some of the most memorable characters to grace the screen and some of the cleverest writing to hit an audience's ears. Jeff Bridges is The Dude, a lazy pothead living in California whose main interests in life are getting high, drinking white russians and bowling (although one of the film's clever moves is never to show him bowling). His buddies are the picked on Donnie (an underrated Steve Buscemi) and the larger-than-life Vietnam veteran Walter (the unforgettable John Goodman). Endlessly quotable, undeniably rewatchable, this hilarious Coen Brothers concoction is a truly enjoyable …