Burn After Reading

Rated R 95 minutes 2008

The Coen Bros.’ frequently funny, ultimately trying story about Washington, DC noodniks double-crossing each other fits into the Raising Arizona-O Brother, Where Art Thou? section of their filmography, where the failed comedies live. There’s a high-priced cast (Brad Pitt, George Clooney, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand) and a series of interlocking sight gags revolving around two gym trainers (Pitt and McDormand) and their disastrous attempt to get into the spy business, but the hasty-looking screenplay — written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen is nowhere near the level of the Coens’ best work. View, laugh, and forget (91 min.).

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Official Site: www.filminfocus.com/focus-movies/burn-after-reading/movie-splash.php

Director: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Writer: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Producer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Robert Graf

Cast: George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins, Elizabeth Marvel, David Rasche, J.K. Simmons and Jeffrey DeMunn

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