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Burn After Reading Review

Movie Review

Burn After Reading: 6.5 out of 10.

I'm on holidays.  I'm still in the city, because I've got a couple of important slo-pitch playoff games to play tonight and my priorities are in order, so my wife and I decided to watch this Coen brothers film we missed last year.

Generally speaking, I love Coen brothers flicks.  "No Country for Old Men", "O Brother, Where Art Thou?", "The Big Lebowski", "Fargo", "Miller's Crossing", and "Raising Arizona" are personal favourites. Their direction is consistently awesome, but "Burn After Reading" isn't a home run.

It's possible my disappointment is a result of the aforementioned excellence, as I expect to be amazed by everything Ethan and Joel Coen direct.  It certainly didn't stink, but it was a little slower and less intriguing than usual.  It was just okay, and for the Coen brothers, that's not good enough.

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