The Big Lebowski Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 77

Average Rating: 3.1/4

# of Ratings: 1054

Theatrical Release Date: 03/06/1998

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 09/09/2008

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Mystery

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Joel Coen

Actors: Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, John Turturro, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Plot: A slob of a man with the same name as a more wealthier person is mistaken and has his rug taken from him. With the help of his lazy friends, he tries to get his rug back.

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Rating of
3/4

Indyfreak - wrote on 02/07/2019

Irreverent to a fault and packed with oddball characters, the Coen brothers' comedy lives up to its status as a 90s cult classic. Stand-out supporting performances by director favorites like John Goodman or John Turturro, and Steve Buscemi. The one-liners keep coming but the plot (in the loosest sense of the word) proves appropriately pointless.

Rating of
3.5/4

Carl - wrote on 11/30/2014

An enjoyable Coen Brother's film.

Rating of
2.5/4

Jmr71 - wrote on 08/19/2014

This movie was ok. It had some very good scenes and lines but overall wasn't as good as every touts.

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MovieMike
MovieMike
Director

Rating of
2/4

Not As Big As I Thought It Would Be

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
memento_mori
Producer

Rating of
4/4

The dude abides.

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
MovieAddict
Producer

Rating of
3/4

The rug really tied the room together!

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, …

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