Burn After Reading

2008

Comedy / Crime / Drama / Thriller

146
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 78%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 64%
IMDb Rating 7 10 285,642

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Cast

Brad Pitt as Rory Devaney
Dermot Mulroney as Gil Previck
George Clooney as Himself
Tilda Swinton as Anne 'Adley's Auction Manager'
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700.04 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
96 min
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1.30 GB
1920×1080
English
R
23.976 fps
96 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by peterkettle-904-444717 10 / 10 / 10

Confusing but great comedy

What do you do when you come across a weird movie with great credentials; a film which you can't quite wrench your way out of? And a movie from the Coens no less... I'm talking about Burn After Reading, and it's probably the best film I've never understood. After making one of the best chase movies ever - and one of the BEST ever movies in any genre - in cinema history, No Country For Old Men, the Coens turned back to comedy; they seem to do this often. And what they also did was typical; they approached some of the best actors in the world and threw them into this great spooks movie. It's as if some demented chef was running a fast food franchise joint, and is convinced it's the best restaurant in the known world. Malkovich, Dormand, Pitt, Clooney, Swinton, J K Simmons and Richard Jenkins deliver a pitch perfect screwball script, and that potent skill base delivers the viewer a richly satisfying comedy. Ain't we lucky. I shall have to buy this on Blu-ray!

Reviewed by gary-444 2 / 10 / 10

An Intelligent. Quirky, Surreal Delight

This film will not be to everyones taste, and I wholly understand the polarised responses.A star studded cast enjoy a knowing, wordy script, where dialogue counts, a Coen brothers trademark.However not very much happens, and the narrative is disjointed, so the pace of the story is very staccato.But once again the result is something very wide of the Hollywood mainstream and is all the more satisfying for it. A 95 minute running time,, and several separate but interwoven plots, mean that screen time for individual actors is limited. Consequently each shines in their given roles, relishing the word play and eking the maximum out of each situation.No scene is dwelled upon, and the occasional bloody outburst of violence, or titillating appearance of a Sybian machine , is shown then moved on from before you have time to work out exactly what is going on. The script is littered with double entendres, "running gags (pun intended)and lines aimed straight at the audience from the screen. No-one knows what is going on, or what has gone on, or what is going to happen, and is all the better for it.A mini-masterpiece.

Reviewed by tutakitty 2 / 10 / 10

All Star Cast with a terrible, terrible story

How can a movie blow with both George Clooney and Brad Pitt in it? By making a story line that has no purpose or true comedic relief. The only reason this review gives the movie 2 stars instead of 1 is because actors in it. How exactly is there humor in a story line that is not clearly defined and can't be followed? From the beginning to the end the movie is entirely too choppy. We open up with a CIA analyst who gets demoted for being an "alcoholic". He Analyst gets highly upset, storms out of the office and quits and decides to write a book about everything he learned in the CIA. Meanwhile there is no proof in the movie that the guy is an alcoholic. Anyways goes on with wife is cheating on him with George Clooney, who is like a nympho and goes on dating sites and has sex with random women everyday, (like does this character have a job?). Anyways you find out later his wife is cheating on his as well and everyone is in a weird sex ring at this point right? Anyways both dudes get served divorced papers one at the beginning (Analyst) and one at the end (Clooney). The movie "plot" is that two bozos who work at a gym (Brad Pitt and an Older Lady) team up when they find a CD from the Analysts wife's attorney's secretary (see you already see how bogus this is) with information on it the Analyst's wife was using as leverage to take all her money's before she filed for divorce. It not only contained part's of the Analyst's book but also financial information from her husband where she could go in and take money from his accounts. The two gym bimbos try to get money from the Analysts using the disc as hostage saying they are "Good Samaritans" and deserve a reward if he wants his disc back. Of course at this point the Analyst blows a gaskit and doesn't agree to terms and demands his information back. The older woman gym bimbo wants the disc for plastic surgery money and Brad Pitt... well we don't know what he wants the plastic surgery money for or why he is even hanging out with the annoying older lady to begin with. It all spirals out of control to where eventually Brad Pitt gets shot by George Clooney, the Gym Bimbos boss get's shot by the Analyst and then the Analyst gets shot by a random dude in the street. The CIA is monitoring the whole situation, doesn't care about anybody dying just cares about their information on the disc. So in the end they agree to give the crazy older lady gym bimbo her money for her plastic surgeries to keep quiet. HOW MORE ANNOYING, STUPID, AND UNWITTY COULD THIS MOVIE BE? Literally a waste of an all star cast. I want to erase this movie from my brain because that's how terrible it is.

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