Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
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  1. Reviewed by: Frank Lovece
    60
    Born and raised in Minnesota, the Coens know their targets well and generally hit them squarely.
  2. Reviewed by: Laura Miller
    50
    To the extent that the joke is on us, the audience, and the decadent taste we've acquired for flashy violence, it works; point taken.
  3. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    40
    All attitude and low aptitude.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 415 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 65
  2. Negative: 5 out of 65
  1. Sep 30, 2011
    9
    The Coen Brothers presents "Fargo" not as a movie; they present it as a extreme state of art, a art that conveys silence and enlightenmentThe Coen Brothers presents "Fargo" not as a movie; they present it as a extreme state of art, a art that conveys silence and enlightenment altogether. If you are one of those people who really understand movies, this one's definitely for you. Full Review »
  2. May 1, 2014
    10
    A comedy thriller by the hand of Ethan Coen, and a sharp script that makes us laugh while being at the edge of the seat. Short, Entertaining,A comedy thriller by the hand of Ethan Coen, and a sharp script that makes us laugh while being at the edge of the seat. Short, Entertaining, funny, brutal, unforgettable performances, murders, jokes. What's not to love in this masterpiece? Full Review »
  3. Aug 25, 2014
    10
    A focused and fascinating look at hard times in Minnesota, brought to you by grandeur storytellers, the Coen brothers. It's dark, sometimesA focused and fascinating look at hard times in Minnesota, brought to you by grandeur storytellers, the Coen brothers. It's dark, sometimes morbid, but with a hilarious performance from Frances McDormand, there aren't any emotions missing. Full Review »