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. It is rather good isn't it?

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