Burn After Reading

Directed by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Starring Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, George Clooney

Alliance Films | May 22, 2012 | DVD

Burn After Reading is rated 3.6667 out of 5 by 3.

Video Release: May 22, 2012

Studio: Alliance Films

UPC: 065935822509

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from You represent the idiocy of today Osbourne Cox played by the always amusing John Malkovich just wants to be left alone to write his memoirs but he cannot seem to get any peace and quiet to do so. In the midst of getting fired from his job at the CIA, his wife who is having an affair with the US Marshall, George Clooney, wants a divorce pronto. While copying information about her husband’s life onto a cd, the disk accidently gets into the hands of two gym employees played by Brad Pitt and Frances McDormand, who believe the disk contains secret government information and intend to blackmail Cox. This was a pretty good film to watch by none other than the Coen brothers. It was really fast-paced going in all sorts of directions so not exactly a movie I could follow entirely without using the rewind button a few times. I’m beginning to see a pattern though with their directing style which I’d say is an acquired taste. I liked the way the story was set up and all the little bizarre twists where I didn’t know what was actually going to happen. What stood out most was the excellent cast. John Malkovich really delved into his seriously paranoid, angry and sarcastic character. Any of the confrontations between him and Brad Pitt were hilarious. I also like the interaction Pitt and McDormand since their dense-like characters both played off of each other quite well. This was definitely an obscure comedy but amidst the chaos, it was enjoyable not to burn after watching.
Date published: 2010-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As Unique as it Gets I have never seen a movie like this before. It was so cleverly written and directed, I was bewitched by this movie. The acting is phenomenal, the story is hysterical and surprising, and I laughed by butt off! I recommend it to someone who could understand the intricate irony of this movie.
Date published: 2009-05-31
Rated out of 5 by from Clever This movie is very clever, and you have to be pretty sharp to understand whats going on. At the end of movie I was like, What Just Happened. Than, after I got my head around it, I seems to laugh. The Coens brothers are known for that, and, I wouldn't want them to change it. The acting in this movie is, well, idiotic. Brad Pitt's Character is as dumb, and cluless as a dog on drugs. Geroge Clooney is a player, John Malcovich has a undersrved sense of meaning of himself. Tilda Swinton is over barring, and Frances MacDormand thinks she's ugly. The actors who play these characters are perfect for them. Brad Pitt stole the show though, he is the funniest part of th movie. I have heard that alot of people don't like this movie, and to be honest I wasn't so sure myself. But watch it again, don't let how dumb some of the things are, and just enjoy it, it's a funny and Clever.
Date published: 2009-03-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Umm... Well, I just watched this movie and I am still left confused. The movie was nothing at all what i expected. It has an aquired taste thats for sure. I just don't really know what to say. Some parts i found hillarious, others parts i was left saying what the eff is going on?
Date published: 2009-01-19

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Burn After Reading

Directed by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Starring Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, George Clooney, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton

Video Release: May 22, 2012

Studio: Alliance Films

UPC: 065935822509


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