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'Burn After Reading': The Coens Serve Up Laughs

The writing/directing team of Joel and Ethan Coen create a laugh-a-minute black comedy that pokes fun at America's surveillance-dominated existence, plastic surgery desires, and all out greed.
Maui Time  |  Cole Smithey  |  09-11-2008  |  Reviews

'Burn After Reading' is No Lebowskinew

The writing is as solid as you'd hope, though the humor in this story of two bumbling gym employees who accidentally blackmail an ex-CIA agent and immediately get in over their heads with national-security heavies is mostly dry, situational, and low-key.
San Antonio Current  |  Jeremy Martin  |  09-10-2008  |  Reviews

The Coens Tighten the Beltwaynew

Burn After Reading, the subversive new comedy from Joel and Ethan Coen, prowls around the corridors of CIA headquarters at Langley, but it isn’t ideological either, unless you consider a despairing cackle an ideology.
Willamette Week  |  Aaron Mesh  |  09-10-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

No Exitnew

No Country for Old Men is a showcase of brilliant, minimalist acting, a visual masterpiece and an uncomfortable philosophical challenge.
Gambit  |  Rick Barton  |  12-05-2007  |  Reviews

By the Booknew

Hey, guess what? Evil is real, and random, and without reason, and relentless.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Jonathan Kiefer  |  11-15-2007  |  Reviews

Evil Ways

The Coen brothers combine pure thrills with grim philosophy in No Country for Old Men.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Scott Renshaw  |  11-15-2007  |  Reviews

Josh Brolin & Kelly MacDonald on 'No Country for Old Men'new

Both Brolin and MacDonald are open in their admiration for the Coen brothers.
Montreal Mirror  |  Mark Slutsky  |  11-12-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

All the Pretty Carnagenew

Remorseless murder isn't all there is to No Country for Old Men, but it's all anyone seems to care about.
Chicago Reader  |  Jonathan Rosenbaum  |  11-12-2007  |  Reviews

Why is Josh Brolin So Damn Happy?new

An Oscar-tipped turn in No Country For Old Men proves this Goonie is good enough after all.
NOW Magazine  |  John Harkness  |  11-09-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

'No Country' is a Crime Movie for a World at Warnew

The way the Coen brothers' latest morphs from noir into contemporary-western moral struggle makes it deeper, funnier and even stranger than Fargo.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  11-08-2007  |  Reviews

The Coen and Cormac Frontier in 'No Country for Old Men'new

The casting is superb, but the notes each of the actors are allowed to search out and discover are what make No Country For Old Men at least within a well-hurled rock's throw of a "masterpiece" as some writers have already gratefully dubbed this glory of pearlescent carborundum.
Chicago Newcity  |  Ray Pride  |  11-07-2007  |  Reviews

The Coen Brothers Go West

After a string of disappointing projects, Joel and Ethan Coen have hit cinematic paydirt with Cormac McCarthy's 2003 western crime novel No Country for Old Men.
Maui Time  |  Cole Smithey  |  11-03-2007  |  Reviews

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