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

SELMA :

“..one of the most powerful films of the year..”
by Chris Nashawaty [Entertainment Weekly]

AMERICAN SNIPER :

“..a solidly-staged but unexceptional picture, filled with overly familiar dramatic situations and a surprisingly blindered view of the world around its central character..”
by Drew McWeeny [HitFix]

ASK ME ANYTHING :

“..Ask Me Anything is a head above the glut of similarly themed and routinely rashly..”
by Nicholas Bell [Ioncinema]

BIG EYES :

“..despite its sharp feminist sting, Big Eyes never loses its light touch..”
by Chris Nashawaty [Entertainment Weekly]

PK :

“..PK movie is all that you anticipated, a paisa-vasool entertaining movie that will enthrall you for sure..”
by Priyanka Prasad [Filmibeat]

INTO THE WOODS :

“..will entertain youth audiences yet contains enough sly humor and narrative complexity to keep adults engaged..”
by David Rooney [Hollywood Reporter]

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB :

“..there's a serenity to museum visits, especially if it's a place you know and love. "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb," amazingly, recaptures that feeling in big-studio franchise form..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

ELF: BUDDY'S MUSICAL CHRISTMAS :

“.."Elf" offers some slight, warmed over charms, but viewers would be better off catching one of the umpteen TV showings of the original "Elf" movie..”
by Rob Owen [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

THE INTERVIEW :

“..wild and wildly uneven..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]

TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT :

“..it's a rare film of unforced simplicity that will stick with you for a long time. And it's honest right to its perfectly judged ending..”
by Kim Newman [Empire Online]