O Brother, Where Art Thou?
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Joel and Ethan Coen transport Homer's ODYSSEY to the depression-era South in the silly, fun comedy O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? George... Read More
Joel and Ethan Coen transport Homer's ODYSSEY to the depression-era South in the silly, fun comedy O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson star as three escaped fugitives on the run in Mississippi. Their adventures through the barren landscape includes run-ins with a soothsayer, a trio of Sirens, a Bible-salesman Cyclops, as well as other archetypes from Southern folklore and pop-culture including a young blues musician, the Klan, and bank robber Baby Face Nelson. Soon they are caught up in a vicious gubernatorial campaign that would make Huey Long proud. <br> <br> The Coen brothers mix in a host of cinematic references in O BROTHER, including SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS, COOL HAND LUKE, I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG, and even dashes of the Three Stooges. The soundtrack of folk ballads, yodeling traditionals, Delta blues, and prison work songs is outstanding, playing in the background (or foreground) of nearly every scene. Clooney, as the ringleader, displays an efferve... Minimize
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178 Reviews from Epinions.com
Jul 10, 2001
The Coen Brothers Hit a Homer
Pros: George Clooney, hillbilly singing, pomade abuse and twisted Homer--o brother, this is good!
Cons: The episodic narrative might bother viewers who like their plots nice-n-neat.
Be not afraid, o ye of little Odyssey knowledge, for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy: this film's a hoot, mixaphorically speaking. Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 13, 2001
O Brother, Where Art Thou? I missed you when I laughed so hard!
Pros: Very funny movie
Cons: You have to appreciate a "weird" movie to get most of the jokes.
If you can appreciate dark humor and enjoy strange movies, you'll love O Brother, Where Art Thou? Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 14, 2001
O Brother what a soundtrack
Pros: Brilliant soundtrack, great casting, hilarious
Cons: drags a bit middle-to-end
One of the best soundtracks I have ever heard, constant belly laughs and well done, just damn well done Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 7, 2001
The wacky Coens do it again!
Pros: The cast and their performances are superb!
Cons: Holly Hunter looks dried up
It's a Coen brothers film with an all star cast - go see it! Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 7, 2001
JED P. FUDDPLUCKER REVUES O BROTHER
Pros: Funny from the first frame to the last with great performances
This movie proves once again that the Coen brothers are out of their minds and I love their craziness. Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 24, 2001
It Didn't Look Like a One-horse Town, But Try Finding a Decent Hair Jelly
Pros: Music. Cinematography. Acting. Direction. Production. Editing. Dialogue. Characterization. Pacing.
Cons: Films relying this extensively on their soundtracks don't have time to be clever, right?
The Coens prove themselves once again to be the finest filmmakers of their generation. Read More at Epinions.com
Aug 17, 2001
Infectiously entertaining combination of the absurd and the sublime.
Pros: The unendingly clever screenplay, George Clooney's fantastic performance and that wonderful soundtrack!
Cons: Not a whole heck of a lot.
You can have all the slapstick pratfalls you like. Dialogue like "Your town is a geographical impossiblity! It's two weeks from everywhere!" Now that's funny. Read More at Epinions.com
Aug 19, 2006
An Odyssey Through the Depression
Pros: Superb retelling, excellent acting, very funny and still pointed.
This is a really fantastic movie. If you haven't seen it, you should. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 1, 2001
O, Brother! What ART Thou Art!
Pros: Highly-stylized atmosphere fires the imagination
Cons: If you're literal-minded, stay home Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 27, 2001
Oh George, not the livestock...
Pros: hilarious characters, quotable lines, fantastic soundtrack
Cons: Coen's brand of quirkiness isn't for everyone
Over-the-top and outrageous, it's a fast and funny film with lines you'll be quoting and music you'll be humming later on. Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 15, 2002
Where Art Thou, Moviegoers?!
Pros: script; acting; cinematography; plot; you name it!
Cons: not a one
One of the best films of the decade. Read More at Epinions.com