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A Serious Man

A Serious Man
  • 2009
  • USA
  • 105 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
  • Written by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
  • Cast: Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Sari Lennick, Fred Melamed, Aaron Wolff
  • Language: English, Hebrew, Yiddish

An idiosyncratic gem filled with details dredged from the Coen brothers' fertile imaginations and woven into a tapestry as rich as anything they've produced in 25 years of filmmaking. Stuhlbarg is wonderful as a physics professor for whom everything is going wrong, and the rest of the cast is largely unknown, making this the polar opposite of the empty and A-list heavy Burn After Reading.

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A Serious Man

13 Nov 20094 stars

(15) 105min If the Coen brothers’ last film, CIA comedy Burn After Reading, was as empty as Brad Pitt’s bubble-headed gym-bunny, this latest effort is as rich as anything they’ve produced in their 25 years of filmmaking. While Fargo took them back to…

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