Serious Man

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  • A Serious Man. Curses!

    Nov 7, 2009 by coldsteel7 is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Movies
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Enjoyable quirky characters.  Originality.
    Cons: Tedious cliche comic elements.

    Summary: I don’t know how many goyim attended the Coen brothers latest release, A Serious Man, but there were plenty of movie-goers laughing at stuff that this goy didn’t find funny.  Maybe it’s a Jewish thing ... read more

  • _A Serious Man:_ Jewish angst in 1960's America

    Jun 29, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great use of Jewish humour in all of its bleak, dark glory.
    Cons: Not for everyone.

    Summary: I must admit that my favourite form of comedy tends to be those on the darker, bleaker side. Let's face it, when you slip on the banana skin is a tragedy, but when someone else does, it's comedy, to use an old cliche. And there's something about Jewish ... read more

  • A Serious Man Coen Bros quirky variation on Job circa-1967 Lean-N-full-of-Guilt

    Feb 6, 2012 by ChrisJarmick is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Movies
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Clever script, excellent period details, solid acting
    Cons: slow pacing, ethnic-based subtle humor may not resonate

    Summary: A Serious Man explores in quirky dark-comedy Coen Brothers' style what it was like to be a modern Jew in suburban Minnesota circa 1967.  Why a movie about this would interest an audience intent on packing houses to see a 3D Avatar may ... read more

  • Boring, dismal, annoying: pick your own adjective!

    Aug 14, 2010 by Stephen_Murray is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Movies
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: period verisimilitude, DVD bonus features
    Cons: plots, cliched characters condescended-to by the Coens, absence of Frances McDormand

    Summary: I prefer my mid-1960s change movies authentic, e.g., Michelangelo Antonioini’s “Blow-Up” (1965) and Richard Lester’s “ ... read more

  • Simply Wretched

    Jul 2, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nothing at all, nothing
    Cons: Every every every little and last thing.

    Summary: Joel and Ethan Coen have sold their souls to a haphazard soulshark. Rather than giving up their whole souls for permanent triumphs, they have bargained to make at least one very bad movie for every very good one. If you are a fan of the pair, then you ... read more

  • Seriously Boring

    May 3, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: None
    Cons: drags, bad ending, plot unorganized, boring

    Summary: I saw this movie as part of the AMC Best Picture nominated showcase.  It would not have been a movie I picked out to see.   It was nominated for Best Picture and Best Screenplay. I, personally, did not like this film and ... read more

  • A Modern-Day Job Faces Crippling Uncertainty in A Serious Man

    Mar 15, 2010 by bilbopooh is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Movies
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: thought-provoking and funny, LOST connections
    Cons: all that ambiguity can get pretty frustrating

    Summary: Last week, my brother came home for Spring Break, and one of the first things on his agenda was seeing a couple more of the Oscar nominees before the Academy Awards. The last one we squeezed in was the Coen Brothers’ A Serious Man. I ... read more

  • The Coen Brothers are some seriously good film makers

    Feb 16, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great script, very funny, brillant blending of genres and styles
    Cons: The ending will annoy a lot of people

    Summary: The Coen Brothers are some of the best filmmakers still working today. Since 1984 with Blood Simple, they have been consistently making films and winning awards, and while not all their films are great (looking at you Burn after Reading), they have a ... read more

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