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    Jason,

    As I was running errands today, I heard the tail end of a review of "Burn" on NPR where the critic really tore into the movie... and he said, "I'm really a Coen Brothers fan, but..." He said it was very condescending, as if the Coens were holding the movie audience in contempt. So... you have at least one film critic in your corner.

    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapp Brannigan View Post
    I'm saying I attempted to watch it three times, and I fell asleep....three times.
    I was not a big fan myself as it wasnt my type of movie but I still recognized it was quality.

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    Fargo or Jerry McGuire should have won over the English Patient but generally the Academy are a bunch of wanking fairies so they get it wrong quite a bit.
    "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in a confederacy against him."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignatius J. Reilly View Post
    true. but the reason i like rottontomatoes is because it doesn't just take into account a few handpicked reviews, rather it considers HUNDREDS of them to form a general concensus.

    But you're right it is probably better to listen to ONE internet D-bag on a wrestling website :-)
    I've been called worse ...

    The movie, honestly, was terrible. Slow, trifling. 30 minutes into it, my buddy went "let's go, this sucks."

    I wanted to see if it would pick up. It never did. Such a great cast, such a terrible movie.

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    I liked the movie a lot. Not the Coen's best work, but familiar Coen fare and certainly one of the better movies I saw this year at the theater. The bizarre, frequently vapid characters, the absurd plot twists and the memorably weird dialogue. It evokes bits of many of the Coen's previous movies, including The Big Lebowski, Raising Arizona and Fargo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignatius J. Reilly View Post
    true. but the reason i like rottontomatoes is because it doesn't just take into account a few handpicked reviews, rather it considers HUNDREDS of them to form a general concensus.

    But you're right it is probably better to listen to ONE internet D-bag on a wrestling website :-)
    Critics are the political pundits of the movie industry. You of all people should know to take what the pundits say with a grain of salt. All the critical acclaim and awards in the world don't necessarily make a movie enjoyable for the typical movie-goer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MetsFan View Post
    Critics are the political pundits of the movie industry. You of all people should know to take what the pundits say with a grain of salt. All the critical acclaim and awards in the world don't necessarily make a movie enjoyable for the typical movie-goer.
    I think most people at rottontomatoes are just regular people. Might be wrong about that, but I'm pretty sure that's the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DingoBrigade View Post
    I think most people at rottontomatoes are just regular people. Might be wrong about that, but I'm pretty sure that's the case.
    Thanks Dingo. Just took a quick look. Appears they have both - a critic rating (where they consider ratings of those who review movies for a living - for a magazine, newspaper, website, TV show, etc.) and a community rating (where they consider ratings of their registered users).


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    Quote Originally Posted by DingoBrigade View Post
    I liked the movie a lot. Not the Coen's best work, but familiar Coen fare and certainly one of the better movies I saw this year at the theater. The bizarre, frequently vapid characters, the absurd plot twists and the memorably weird dialogue. It evokes bits of many of the Coen's previous movies, including The Big Lebowski, Raising Arizona and Fargo.

    The Coen brothers are hit or miss for me but when they hit I really love them. I will still give this one a shot as I enjoy several of the actors in it and I thought the previews looked good.

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