Great Movie. Watch the Series!
at first, I did not like it. time changes
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.
A classic. Still my favorite Coen Brothers flick. It's just so masterfully crafted. So human, so funny, so dark. Love it.
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.
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
An extraordinarily well-crafted film, Fargo is a compelling crime drama from the Coen Brothers, yah. A small-town car salesman arranges for the kidnapping of his wife in order to extort his father-in-law, but things spiral out of control when the kidnappers demand more money after getting into a shooting with the police. Featuring an all-star cast that includes William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, and Frances McDormand, the performances are especially good. And, the writing does an excellent job at creating interesting characters and smart, quirky dialog. Additionally, the Coens do a great job at setting an atmospheric and suspenseful tone. Fargo is a uniquely stylized thriller that's remarkably powerful.
Interesting story, looks good i like the 90's vibe but jeez , can't take is seriously, but funny tho at some times. Hey man respect your wife. Maybe the acting was unprofessional a little bit. I don't know even if it is a classic movie, for me it's 6/10 only because the movie looks good.
One of the best Coen films... Was incredibly original and innovative when it came out but the influence it has had since means it feels a little stodgy nowadays. Others have borrowed and that means this feels a little familiar.
The story is excellent - yet sadly not true despite the disclaimer - and the acting is top notch. It's really well crafted for characters but a modern editor would do just a little pace tweaking to fit with our times.
The Big Lebowski is still a perfect film for me. This is my 2nd favourite Coen film.
Fraud, murder and waffles amidst the permafrost of a North Dakota winter. This film is well-titled, since the region as a whole, up-front and friendly to an absurd degree, is a major character unto itself, stuffed to the seams with the Coen brothers' infamous wrinkles and eccentric dashes of character. That it all feels so strangely authentic (our auteurs grew up in the area) only makes it even harder to turn away; it's the unimagined point in time and space where Strange Brew meets Reservoir Dogs. Offset by the cordial, affable nature of the general population, Fargo’s frequent forays into spontaneous bloodshed and calculated, if bumbling, barbarism are downright hypnotic.
Despite fantastic performances from Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare (the most visceral villains, scumbags with neither principals nor reservations) and William H. Macy (the real monster), the floor belongs to Frances McDormand. She thoroughly owns the screen as police chief Marge Gunderson, a pregnant ball of contradiction whose peachy exterior masks a tough, no-nonsense detective's intellect. Dense, rich and pointed, with an impressive appreciation for small details, this is a loaded hundred-minute ride that's most definitely in the argument for the Coens' best.
The acting is great the accents are funny and very well done. The cinematography is fantastic top notch. The story is unique and very interesting. The characters are like able and as the story goes you really grow on them. The score is good and it is very well directed by the Coen Brothers. Overall it’s an amazing movie with one of the best screenplays and my favorite crime movie.
(10 out of 10)
7 - Good
Okay film, great accents
I loved Fargo a lot more the first time I watched. It's still a fantastic must watch Coen brother classic, but it felt less mesmerizing the second time around. In particular, I thought the editing was off-putting/unimpressive on a second viewing. Cinematography is still top notch though.
The movie is not that long that being said I kinda wish they took longer with the wrap up, but besides that this is a great coen brothers film with great acting that keeps you interested in the story and wondering how the events are going to transpire even though it's not that hard to guess.
The only Coen film that I actually like
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.
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.
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.