2008   USA, UK, France Burn After Reading
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Director:Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Studio:Mike Zoss Productions
Writer:Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
IMDb Rating:7.1 (114,905 votes)
Awards:Nominated for 2 Golden Globes, Another 12 nominations
Duration:96 min
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen  ...  (Director)
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen  ...  (Writer)
George Clooney  ...  Harry Pfarrer
Frances McDormand  ...  Linda Litzke
John Malkovich  ...  Osbourne Cox
Tilda Swinton  ...  Katie Cox
Brad Pitt  ...  Chad Feldheimer
Richard Jenkins  ...  Ted Treffon
Elizabeth Marvel  ...  Sandy Pfarrer
David Rasche  ...  CIA Officer
J.K. Simmons  ...  CIA Superior
Olek Krupa  ...  Krapotkin
Michael Countryman  ...  Alan
Kevin Sussman  ...  Divorce Lawyer #1
J.R. Horne  ...  Divorce Lawyer #2
Hamilton Clancy  ...  Peck
Armand Schultz  ...  Olson
Emmanuel Lubezki  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: Smart, fast, and funny. I might have played Malkovich's character a little less over the top but everyone else in this ensemble comedy is spot on. I think J.K. Simmons, in two short scenes, steals the show, and Tilda Swinton can never be denied. The Coen Bros know how to write stories and create worlds that unravel into absurdity.

Summary: A CIA agent who is currently in the process of writing a book loses the disc containing his only manuscript in this comedic tale of espionage that reunites filmmaking duo Joel and Ethan Coen with Intolerable Cruelty and O Brother, Where Art Thou? star George Clooney.

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