WHAT'S HOT?
Home > Movie > B > Burn After Reading > Reviews

Burn After Reading Reviews

Burn After Reading

Overview


Genre :

Comedy, Drama

Release Date :

September 12, 2008

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Starring :

George Clooney, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, Richard Jenkins, Logan Kulick, Lenny Venito

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

3 of 4

“..wildly funny..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
3.5 of 5

“..turns out to be a pretty good deal..”
by Bill Gibron [Filmcritic.com]
Review rate : B

“..much lighter and significantly slighter than "No Country for Old Men" or "Fargo"..”
by Sean Axmaker [Seattle Post Intelligencer]
3.5 of 4

“..joyfully alive to idiocy..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune]
3 of 4

“..consistently funny..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2.5 of 4

“..considerably less amazing than No Country for Old Men..”
by Duane Dudek [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
“..clubby, predictably self-amused..”
by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]
3 of 4

“..a goofy screwball romp that affords a gaggle of A-listers the chance to hambone around in antic style..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
3 of 5

“..a film to watch to see a great cast in action, and for its twisty plot that's terrific fun at times..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
3 of 4

“..a comedy whose laughs are all coated in arsenic..”
by Rene Rodriguez [Miami Herald]
“..A bleakly funny spoof on spy films as well as a melancholy riff on despairing lives..”
by Kenneth Turan [LA Times]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Roger Moore [Orlando Sentinel]
3 of 4
Reviewed by James Berardinelli [Reelviews]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

Reader's Reviews


Screen Name
Rate This Movie
Please Enter   
Comment
 
 
 
RSS
FB
Twitter

LATEST REVIEWS

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION :

“..Rogue Nation may not be the best, the tightest, or even the most logically coherent M:I flick, but there should be more movies like it: relentlessly thrilling, smart entertainments for folks..”
by Chris Nashawaty [Entertainment Weekly]

VACATION :

“..everyone deserves a vacation. And everyone deserves a better comedy than "Vacation"..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

PAPER TOWNS :

“..the adaptation of Paper Towns is a failure. But even as it fails to either develop or subvert its characterization of Margo, it succeeds in complicating all of its ancillary characters..”
by Ignatiy Vishnevetsky [A.V. Club]

SOUTHPAW :

“..a predictable flurry of melodramatic jabs..”
by Chris Nashawaty [Entertainment Weekly]

THE VATICAN TAPES :

“..The Vatican Tapes is comparatively inert, even though it features a lot of the askew camera angles and jump-cuts that fans of the Crank series expect..”
by Noel Murray [A.V. Club]

PIXELS :

“..every joke is forced, every special effect is un-special..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

UNEXPECTED :

“..for a movie about surprises, though, there really aren't many... this academic study tends to feel like it's by the book..”
by Jordan Hoffman [NY Daily News]

SAMBA :

“..if it weren't for Sy's charm and cinematographer Stephane Fontaine's superb eye (the scenes set at the immigration detainee camp are especially evocative from a visual standpoint), Samba would be a total wash..”
by Keith Uhlich [A.V. Club]

AMERICAN HEIST :

“..alas, this doesn't excuse the film's childish simplicity, be it a line of cheesy dialogue, an overused camera trick, or the primitive romance..”
by Nikola Grozdanovic [The Playlist]

10 CENT PISTOL :

“..Martin's script holds some hard-boiled appeal, but his direction (some nice technical flourishes aside) doesn't back it up..”
by John DeFore [Hollywood Reporter]