Overall Rank: 540
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 553
Theatrical Release Date: 12/22/2000
Genre: Comedy, Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Joel Coen
Actors: George Clooney, John Goodman, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, Holly Hunter, Michael Badalucco
Plot: Convicts escape from prison during the 30's as they search for jobs and a life away from hell. The problem is, they are being chased by a mysterious warden.
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/04/2019
The Coen brothers turn Homer's Odyssey into a Depression-era Mississippi caper that's funny, eager, and ripe with bombastic characters.
Yojimbo - wrote on 10/06/2012
I'm normally a big fan of the Coen brothers but I couldn't get on with this at all...
Ean Vali - wrote on 08/28/2012
To quote someone: SIngli6 06/13/2011 This feature-length homage to Preston Sturges may appeal to those with an affinity for classic Americana, but for those more embittered Europeans I strongly recommend you avoid it like the plague. Roger Deakins' cinematography and a manic-depressive Michael Badalucco are simply not worth the time and the effort. I agree. This movie has nothing for me that makes me watch it ever again. To be honest I didn't even make it to the end titles! I thought it was a funny game. I found out the only joke was on me!
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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 09/03/2012
Fans of folk music with a somewhat lack of direction for the leads would enjoy this. Everett McGill (Clooney), Pete Hogwallop (Turturro), and Delmar O'Donnell (Nelson) escape from a chain gang at Parchman Farm. They encounter different personalities along the way. In this raters opinion, not one of the best from the directors in terms of its plot. Screenplay effective with one of the best lines - "Everything's gonna be put on electricity and run on a paying basis. Out with the old spiritual mumbo jumbo, the superstitions, and the backward ways. We're gonna see a brave new world where they run everybody a wire and hook us all up to a grid. Yes, sir, a veritable age of reason." and "Everybody's lookin' for answers." Leave it to the Coen's to exhibit symbolism, which on this film …
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