Another great piece of cinematic art delivered by the Coens Brothers. This is the kind of movie that can have multiple possibilities of interpretation because of the amount of symbolisms that it contains.
It's great when I films keeps you thinking about what really happened and I took my own conclusion of the story but I believe that many others could have taken a different idea so I would be interested to hear what your interpretations might be... Did all of those things really happened to Barton? What did that last scene wanted to mean? Charlie really were a murderer?
John Turturro and John Goodman performances were great!
It's OK. Looks good etc. Starts off fine. After a while Fink just seems another writer who can't write stereotype. Pacing around. Ranting about himself as a writer. Struggling to write a B movie. A B movie? If his ego was that big and his thoughts that strong he'd never have took the opportunity to write trash.
What is it with writers in movies acting like it's the hardest thing in the world? We all know how that goes so suprise us least a bit. And that writer searching theme for an entire movie? A little long winded considering character development is minimal. He starts and ends the same Fink. Don't tell me that 'was the point.'
Typical standard Cohen mix of mystery, hotels, farce and a darker meaning with not knowing fully what happens at the end. I don't mind it but I expected it.
Fink's relationships with the other characters lack any warmth. It's black and white.
People love reading into the symbolism for extra depth in movies like these. You could do that to any movie if you wanted. Look and you shall find. Not exactly a funny movie either.
It's a decent movie but I find Cohen movies to too formula based and lacking in natural scenes or characters.