Burn After Reading
- 1h 35min
- Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
- Written by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
- Cast: George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins, J K Simmons, Elizabeth Marvel, and David Rasche
- Website: www.burnafterreading.co.uk
Foul-mouthed CIA analyst Osbourne (Malkovich) quits his job after being demoted. Across town at Osbourne's gym, slow-witted employees Chad (Pitt) and Linda (McDormand) happen upon one of his discs. A shaggy, punctured tyre blackmail thriller entails with the requisite outbreaks of shock tactic violence and absurdist plotting.
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Burn After Reading16 Oct 2008
THRILLER/COMEDY Modern idiocy and bleak humour are the order of the day in the Coen’s latest – a reworking (conscious or otherwise) of Luigi Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of An Author. Foul-mouthed CIA analyst Osbourne Cox (John Malkovich…
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