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Year
1991
Runtime
116 min.
Directors
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Genres
Drama, Mystery
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
74,182
Checks
14,520
Favs
1,495
Dislikes
84
Favs/checks
10.3% (1:10)
Favs/dislikes
18:1
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  1. RiD's avatar

    RiD

    Goodman was terrific. Casting was spot on. John Turturro was an unconventional choice for the lead actor. Good, enjoyed every bit of it. 6 years 6 months ago
  2. Timec's avatar

    Timec

    Writer's block as hell, and Hollywood as damnation. The Coens are in complete control of their craft here, and create a film in which the viewer feels the frustration and bewilderment and oppression of the protagonist. The ending scene is unexpectedly emotionally overwhelming.

    One of the two or three best things the Coens have done, and an absolute masterpiece.
    7 years 2 months ago
  3. Ressa's avatar

    Ressa

    Script, directing, cinematography, casting, acting - everything spot on. A dark, mesmerizing, underrated gem of cinema and one of the best from the Coens. 4 years 6 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #51 in 366 Weird Movies (Certified Weird)
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  2. This movie ranks #62 in Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or
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  3. This movie ranks #70 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
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  4. This movie ranks #77 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  5. This movie ranks #270 in Cahiers du cinéma - Yearly top 10s
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  6. This movie ranks #461 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  7. This movie ranks #517 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  8. This movie ranks #627 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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