at first, I did not like it. time changes
Great Movie. Watch the Series!
This is not a crime thriller it's a comedy and not even a good one. The combined IQ of those characters wouldn't reach three figures and half of the movie is filled with unessessary scenes. Guess that is the make up of a cult or classic.
I should really stopp watching Coen brothers movies.
This is one of the best Coen films. Right behind The Big Lebowski for me. I rewatched this before I rewatch the series getting ready for season 3 and it just reminded me of how great this truly is. The characters are great and I don't know anybody from Minnesota but I really hope they do talk like that. "You're darn tootin" I love how this is a "true story" its in the beginning of every episode too.
I watched this in the movie theatre 22 years ago and I've rewatched it again today (because I plan on watching the TV series based on it). I was hoping I'd see it differently, after all this time. But, alas, I felt the same way both times, this movie just didn't do much for me. Everything's too boring and too trivial to peak interest, most characters are excruciatingly annoying (maybe on purpose, but still, it's too much), and the slow pacing and dull dialogue don't help, either (way too much "yah").
It's a pity, as I enjoy most of Coen brothers movies quite a lot (Burn After Reading and The Big Lebowski are some of my favourites). Maybe the third time's the charm.
A classic. Still my favorite Coen Brothers flick. It's just so masterfully crafted. So human, so funny, so dark. Love it.
Fargo is a story of bunch of stubborn people attempting to perpetrate a crime for money, only to find out its implication is bigger than they can handle. Which seems to be a pretty accurate portrayal of your average Joe and petty criminals. In real life they are not street smarts with tricks and calculated actions. Nor the police solving their case a dedicated crime investigators like police drama depicted to us.
The film is brutal and quirky with occasional dark humor. Fargo has this catchy accent lasting a cultural impact. It can be tense sometimes, with Macy (Jerry Lundergaard) and McDormand (Marge Gunderson) brief but tenous encounter. However it is also laden with slow-paced cinematography and cumbersome - sometimes unnecessary - dialogue. The film apparently forgets to employ Chekhov's gun; barely relevant subplots keep creeping through the story. It could've lasted for just 60 minutes instead of 90 minutes. So it can take patience to watch sometimes, but in the end, still worth it.
nahh i ddn't fully get it
One of those rare gems in the cinema.
Worth a watch if you like the series, if only to see all the nods the series makes to its forebear. Decent film, but the series is a must watch.
Great movie & based on a TRUE STORY. You gotta see this one.
A really well written and entertaining story. It had really good pacing and was fun to watch throughout. Well worth a watch... at least for Buscemi :P
Watch William H. Macy go into a bar, sit down, the table in front of him with many bottles of beer ... and do not drink ....it's just a strange feeling #FrankGallagher
I love you, Marge.
Outstanding movie and story with excellent acting at its core.