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HTF DVD REVIEW: Burn After Reading
6 replies to this topic
Posted December 18 2008 - 09:14 AM
Posted December 25 2008 - 11:23 AM
Bought this blindly on Blu-ray this past week. What an absolute chore to watch this film. Only one laugh to be had (the chair reveal). The rest? A bunch of veteran actors trying to chew up the scenery. In a word, Awful!
Posted December 27 2008 - 03:18 AM
I wouldn't go that far but it definitely was missing something. It's hollow. I liked watching it but I would never buy it or revisit it -- a first for me when it comes to the Coens. Fans should rent it, though.
Many Shubs and Zuuls knew what it meant to roast in the depths of the Sloar that day I can tell you.
Posted December 27 2008 - 04:45 AM
I was happy to see Sledge Hammer butting up against Vern Schillinger. But what is up with the Coen doing their best to hide the third act action from the audience? I'm really happy I didn't buy tickets for this and merely had it on the netflix queue.
Posted December 27 2008 - 12:09 PM
It's an old cliche, but this was two hours of my life I'll never get back. I'm 100% with Ron on this one. Calling it a chore to watch is almost somewhat charitable. Luckily a friend got this through Netflix. This isn't even worth the $1 to rent from Redbox.
Posted December 27 2008 - 01:02 PM
Wow. It is great to read this thread. So many people liked this film theatrically that I thought I would be alone disliking the film so.
Posted January 29 2009 - 02:36 AM
I don't think it's a chore but having reviewed the BD I agree that it's not up to the Coen's best. I found a few more funny scenes to be had than just the chair (Pitt being a goofball among them) but the premise was an odd one and at odds with the underlying theme of not being happy with who you are as you race past middle age...
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