Universal Pictures | Release Date: October 10, 2003
6.3
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Generally favorable reviews based on 66 Ratings
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JaredB.Jan 26, 2007
A laugh riot. Also, a great looking film, resembling the romantic comedies of the 50's. George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones make a wonderful pair. Cedric the Entertainer was hysterical. Good job, Coen brothers
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Pablo6120Apr 21, 2016
Not many films make me belly-laugh, but this gem from the Coen brothers is what satire should be. Great casting, slick writing and a perverse slant all point at a superb flick; well worth seeking out.
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ricardodApr 13, 2009
Extremely funny, extremely smart and extremely well performed. worth it all the way. coen brothers, you did it again.
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DanB.Dec 1, 2005
Plot was a little hackneyed and smooth but Clooney gives such a great performance... and anyway, come on: everybody likes berries!
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TovenaarDec 9, 2014
There are some nice laugh-out-loud moments in this and it's good to see Catherine ZJ with her Welsh lilt counterbalancing the grey wolf :) A fun film with some pointed comments to make.
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SpangleFeb 20, 2016
I loved Intolerable Cruelty. Though the mass public was more mixed on this charmer from the Coen Brothers, I found it to be absolutely hilarious. It was an absolute riot and is yet another fantastic film from the duo. George Clooney andI loved Intolerable Cruelty. Though the mass public was more mixed on this charmer from the Coen Brothers, I found it to be absolutely hilarious. It was an absolute riot and is yet another fantastic film from the duo. George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones are both great, as are Richard Jenkins, Paul Adelstein, and Cedric the Entertainer. Honestly, though not as great as Coen Brothers classics, such as Fargo or No Country for Old Men, the film still reaches for some serious highs by riding on the great writing and charming leads. While they have done better, this one is still highly enjoyable and absolutely hilarious as it touches on themes such as deceit, love, and marriage. Overall, a well made and well acted comedy that had me in stitches. Expand
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JamesNWAMar 8, 2011
It is safe to say that this film is not what I expected at all but it did have some elements that make it worthy of having a higher end score; those being George Clooney showing his comedic side and the addition of Catherine Zeta Jones. IIt is safe to say that this film is not what I expected at all but it did have some elements that make it worthy of having a higher end score; those being George Clooney showing his comedic side and the addition of Catherine Zeta Jones. I would perhaps rate it slightly higher if I didn't get distracted half way though. Expand
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BarryB.Nov 13, 2003
Couldn't agree more with the nonprofessional critics. You know the ones like you and I who pay to see this crap. No chemistry at all between the two visons of pulchritude. Were they acting or playing themselves?
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BroyaxMar 18, 2018
Les frères Coen font beaucoup de films, peut-être même un peu trop... s'ils tentent toujours d'insufler leur humour particulier un brin grinçant dans leurs comédies (ou série avec Fargo), ils s'abîment fréquemment dans la gaudrioleLes frères Coen font beaucoup de films, peut-être même un peu trop... s'ils tentent toujours d'insufler leur humour particulier un brin grinçant dans leurs comédies (ou série avec Fargo), ils s'abîment fréquemment dans la gaudriole hystéro-bouffonne et une sorte de Vaudeville caricatural et maladroit.

Ainsi, cette "comédie" qui pédale dans la choucroute ne fait-elle pas décrocher la mâchoire sauf pour bailler : l'art de la caricature est délicat et ne saurait souffrir en effet un scénario écrit avec les pieds et deux mains gauches. En fait, un stagiaire aurait pu l'écrire tant les situations grotesques se succèdent et se surpassent dans l'invraisemblance et la bêtise.

La distribution s'adapte, elle si peu adaptée aux films de qualité, qu'elle n'a pas besoin de forcer pour sombrer dans les tréfonds de l'imbécillité lorsqu'elle leur est servie sur un plateau : Clowney le clown "what else" est déjà insignifiant comme poseur de pub, alors comme acteur, il ne vaut pas tripette. Il n'est qu'un bellâtre crétin très pénible ici. Quant à la femme de Michael Douglas, elle ne servait déjà à rien comme actrice et elle confirme qu'à part prendre soin de son bronzage, elle sert toujours à rien, même pour meubler.

Un film si affligeant qu'on n'arrive pas à le finir donc, comme un gros macgerbal dans une belle boîte, laquelle à peine ouverte, dévoile quelque chose de si peu engageant qu'on prend ses jambes à son cou. Qu'ils sont cruels les frères Coen pour infliger aux spectateurs une telle débilité ! honte à eux.
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