Burn After Watching?
Posted 08.28.08 by reelz
Fans of the Coen Brothers expecting their new movie Burn After Reading to be something akin to their classic The Big Lebowski may be disappointed, if Variety's chief critic Todd McCarthy is to be believed. He's written one of the first reviews and calls it "a flame-out." That's a bummer, man.
UPDATE: It appears Mr. McCarthy should most definitely not be believed when it comes to Coen Brothers comedies. In 1998 he also panned The Big Lebowski, saying it "adds up to considerably less than the sum of its often scintillating parts, simply because the film doesn't seem to be about anything other than its own cleverness."
Here's hoping he's consistently wrong.
Next Showing: Burn After Reading
opens nationwide September 12