Coen Brother Flicks

From the wiki.. Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, known together professionally as the Coen brothers, are American filmmakers. The brothers write, direct and produce their films jointly, although until recently Joel received sole credit for directing and Ethan for producing. They often alternate top billing for their screenplays while sharing film credits for editor under the alias Roderick Jaynes. They are known in the film business as "the two-headed director", as they share a similar vision of their films.

I was introduced to the Coen Brother's quirky movie magic in 2000 when a good friend recommended that I catch O Brother, Where Art Thou? while it was still at the theater. Ann and I loved the movie and immediately bought the soundtrack. Since then my Coen Brother movie experiences have been a mixed bag. I recently enjoyed No Country for Old Men but didn't like Burn After Reading that much. I also liked other Coen Brother films like Fargo (which I caught on TV) and Intolerable Cruelty.. but did not enjoy The Big Lebowski, The Hudsucker Proxy or The Ladykillers all that much.

What do you think about Coen Brother flicks? Thumbs up or thumbs down?


  1. Loved Fargo. Loved No Country until the end, or lack thereof. Extremely underwhelmed by The Big Lebowski. Had no great desire to see the others, though several have prodded me to see O Brother and to give Lebowski another chance.

  2. Agree with you about the end of No Country Mike. I think that O Brother was a great one and probably Clooney's best performance.. he was great in Intolerable Cruelty as well.

  3. I loved no country and Fargo. My first experience with them was Raisig Arizona. I hope you have seen that one too. Miller's crossing is good. I didn't like O'brother and Ladykillers was horrible

  4. By and large, I've enjoyed them. I thought O Brother, Where Art Thou? was pure genius, and liked both The Hudsucker Proxy and Burn After Reading.

    I have yet to see No Country For Old Men, but I hear it's excellent.

  5. With Lebowski it's easy to get hung up trying to decipher the plot. The dialog is hilarious.


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