Burn After Reading Movie Reviews

Burn After Reading

Burn After Reading

Release Date: Sep 12, 2008

Genre: ComedyDrama

Rating: (R)

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  • 5
    All out Coen Brothers at there best! Coen Brothers never stop pumping out greatness. My only complaint is that they took out one of the major characters a little early. I\'m not going to spoil who (dies). That makes the movie kind of die, but even with this mistake, it doesn\'t turn off from the suspense that \"Burn After Reading\" has brought forth. Great Job!
  • 4
    Classically Coenesque! You either get \'em or you don\'t. The reviews show that. They are either 4-5 stars or one! They have created a genre of their own. It’s another of those comedy-turned-t ragedy-of-error s stories. Reminded me of Fargo. Ya gotta love Brad Pitt\'s role in this!\r\n
  • 1
    Comedy? Really? From the previews we expected a comedy! During the movie we kept waiting for it to get funny but it just didn't happen till the last two minutes of the movie. I mean who would have known that Washington D.C. conservatives were more sex crazed and F#@&ed up than Hollywood elitist? Oh, duh, the Hollywood elitist knew! Brad Pit was out of his element. George Clooney obviously knew what he was doing acting his part. As for the dumb@$$ CIA, Hollywood got that stereotype down pat. I don’t think Hollywood makes enough movies about how really stupid CIA agents are, but being stupid can be funny. At least the last two minutes of dialog was!
  • 5
    If you love the Coen brothers and how nothing turns out the way you think it will in their movies, plus you love quirky characters, then you will love this movie. If you don\'t like the Coen brothers and all their quirky characters, you will hate this movie. I enjoyed this movie much more than their previous movie, No County for Old Men. This movie is hilarious as you watch George Clooney and Brad Pitt enjoy their roles. Also there isn\'t any sweet young things with older men in it, just mature women, Tilda Swinton and Frances McDormand,who are able to attract men without being 20.
  • 1
    Too bad to see these actors and actresses put out such trash. From George Clooney and Brad Pitt I expect junk since Oceans 11. It appears that they have brought into their circle of money grabbers Malkovitch and McDormand. We dont pay money for them to have fun making movies, capitalizing on their names to sell tickets. This movie is trash in every respect. Sad to see 4 artists [excluding Clooney] produce such pure junk. Clooney never could act; he has always just stood there and recited his lines putting nothing into any character he does.
  • 2
    I did not \"get\" this one. I expected more than what was delivered. This is billed as comedy and I kept waiting, and waiting for the laughs that when they come are few and far between. Although the actors really got into their roles, and performed magnificantly, they could not hold it together for me.
  • 1
    Ok, I didnt expect much but I expected more than this! This was the dumbest movie I have seen since \\\"Be Kind Rewind\\\" I will say that it did keep my attention and was entertaining. But why was it so dumb? It really had no plot or real storyline even. Everyone came out of the theater shaking their heads saying \\\"what a dumb movie!\\\" My boyfriend liked it and thought it was good. Okey dokey! The only good thing about this movie for me was that I used movie scrip to buy the tickets so they only cost me $6.50 each thank goodness. I know there are good reveiws on this movie too, and kudos to you all for liking it! ;) Hopefully Ghost town will be better, cause now its my turn to see a movie I want to see! :p
  • 1
    When most of the people in the theater breathe a sigh of relief and get up shaking their head after the movie is over, it is never a good sign. I wish I had followed my fist instinct and gotten up and left after the first few minutes of the movie. I kept thinking, \"Surely their going some where with this . . .” I was wrong. The acting was good, but the material was not. I enjoyed watching Brad Pitt in a different role, but even that ended in disappointment (for reasons I am still unsure of). This movie was a huge waste of my time and money.
  • 4
    The latest installment by the kings of current Hollywood, the Coen bros.have delivered once again a original and quirky premise to their glowing resume. In a way this film is a throwback to Raising Arizona with one key difference, everyone in B.A.R. has an agenda based on deception (self and projected) greed or lust. But everyone involved in the tale is inept and ignorant of how to achieve their goals or perform their vocation,regard less of the level of importance their position in society. There is no altruism or honesty by the characters in this film.\n\nComedy has been evolving as of late with films like Tropic Thunder and Pineapple Express. Burn After Reading is no exception as its approach to extreme character development and story line breaks new ground. As always, every sentence is carefully constructed, visual details are stunning, acting performances noteworthy. The true breadth of the cast\'s talent is exposed as the roles they play are so far from the type of characters normally associated with them, especially Clooney and Pitt, the latter is absolutely hilarious in every scene. Great pacing as the film steadily grows to its climax with the perfect poignant ending. Not for kids, as the Coen bros. remind the viewer who they are and they don\'t pull punches, not even in a comedy. What little violence there is, is very visceral and stark. 4.5 stars\n\n
  • 1
    The best part of this movie was when Brad Pitt was offed in the closet--the end of his less than stellar acting. Not to mention, John Malkovich played his usual role, and for that matter, so did everyone else.\\n\\nOne thing for sure is that if you love the gratuitous violence and the half ass endings that the Coen brothers get paid millions to create than you\\\'ll absolutely love this movie.\\n\\nI\\ \'m pissed I burned $10 to see this movie.

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