Wednesday, May 4, 2016

903. Fargo

Directed by Ethan and Joel Coen

This is one of those films that is seemingly impossible not to love.  It's dark and funny with a great cast. Does it get better than this?

A sleazy and financially strapped used car salesman hires two criminals to kidnap his wife so he can collect a large ransom from his rich father in law.  However, the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry and a complication arises in the form of a pregnant police officer.

What is there to say about this film that hasn't already been said?  It's pretty much a perfect movie: atmospheric, gripping, and witty.  The cast is flawless; Frances McDormand is quickly becoming a favorite.

Sorry for the short review, but really, I would only need to provide an adequate defense if I disliked this film.  Otherwise, I am just stating the obvious.

RATING: *****

Interesting Facts:

Frances McDormand's character does not appear until the 33 minute mark.

Body count of 7.


  1. THIS WAS SUCH A GOOD MOVIE!Ok I am sorry i got excited. It's got everything--good story,great acting,great directing...Well done.

    1. Agreed! Haven't checked out the tv show yet.

    2. I was just looking here to see if the TV show got a mention

      One more episode to go, will come back when I'm finished...

  2. BTW, technically this was directed by Joel Cohen, Ethan was the producer. See also Raising Arizona.