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Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 1998-03-06
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Joel Coen
Cast: Jeff Bridges, John Turturro, Flea, ...

In a word, The Big Lebowski is a mess. But what a...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 2015-10-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, ...

Although the workmanlike production is solidly engaging, it falls short of the loftiest expectations.

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2008-09-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Situations)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Joel & Ethan Coen
Cast: George Clooney, Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt, ...

After watching the Coen Brothers spend years ...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 1998-05-08
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Mimi Leder
Cast: Robert Duvall, Tea Leoni, Elijah Wood, ...

Another summer, another double-dip of disaster ...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 1996-03-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence)
Genre: THRILLER/COMEDY
Director: Joel Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand, ...

Fargo takes the usual "caper gone wrong" storyline...

Run Time: 1:22
U.S. Release Date: 2004-06-11
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Peter Hewitt
Cast: Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Stephen Tobolowsky, ...

If there was a single thought prominent in my mind...

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2015-08-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Joel Edgerton
Cast: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton

The psychological thriller "The Gift" subverts the "Fatal Attraction" genre by sprinkling it with a little "Usual Suspects" flavoring.

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2016-02-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Joel & Ethan Coen
Cast: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, ...

There are some good one-liners and offbeat moments but the goal is more to provoke chuckles than guffaws.

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 1994-03-11
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Joel Coen
Cast: Tim Robbins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Newman, ...

"Out of hope, out of rope, out of time." - ...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2013-12-06
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Cast: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, ...

A perusal of the Coen Brothers' filmography ...