MPAA Rating: R Theater Release: 9/12/2008 Video Release: 12/23/2008 Buy it from Amazon: DVDVHS
Counter-Intelligent Community - By Jeffrey Chen Brothers Joel and Ethan Coen could direct a movie like Burn After Reading in their sleep, and I don't mean that as a slight. Filled with their most reliable ingredients, it could be considered a quintessential Coen Bros. film. It's about a crime instigated... MORE >>
Multiple Confederacies of Dunces - By John P. McCarthy On the heels of their Oscar-winning No Country forOld Men, the Coen Brothers go in a completely different direction with Burn After Reading, a chortle-worthy farce set in and around Washington, D.C.
Last year's mordant masterpiece, adapted from... MORE >>
Easy Cynicism - By Donald Levit Burn After Reading confirms that Minnesota’s No Country for Old Men Coen boys, Joel and Ethan, have scuttled their dry Midwest irony, not only for awards, but also for box office. Contrast character... MORE >>
Amusing and Unpredictable - By Diana Saenger Had a less notable screenwriter presented the script for Burn After Reading to a studio, there probably would have been loud “are-you-kidding” chuckles emanating from the powers that be. When it’s a project coming from the writing/directing team of Joel and Ethan Coen,... MORE >>
Goofy and Brilliant - By Frank Wilkins With a Coen Brothers film like Burn After Reading, the only thing more certain than uncertainty itself is the expectation of being treated to the more offbeat aspects of an unpredictable plot involving a gaggle of buffoonish characters.
The makers of such fiendishly... MORE >>
Divinely Goofy - By Adam Hakari With Burn After Reading, the Coen Brothers deliver a very funny mishmash of everything from Internet dating to the world of spies and intelligence, executing the whole shebang in a divinely goofy way only these talented siblings could pull off.
Though... MORE >>