USA Films | Release Date: October 31, 2001
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Generally favorable reviews based on 64 Ratings
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JayH.Oct 22, 2008
Beautifully made, great performances, outstanding black and white cinematography. Outstanding period detail, stylish and very engrossing throughout. Excellent direction.
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avatar16Jun 1, 2012
Parfois, on ne sait pas trop à quoi s'attendre d'un film des frères Coen, ces derniers lorgnant souvent vers quelque chose d'inclassable. On pourrait bien dire que The Barber fait partie de cetteParfois, on ne sait pas trop à quoi s'attendre d'un film des frères Coen, ces derniers lorgnant souvent vers quelque chose d'inclassable. On pourrait bien dire que The Barber fait partie de cette catégorie. En effet, je trouve que le film ne fait pas grand chose pour aider le spectateur à entrer dans son univers, avec des scènes "bizarres" (sur les martiens!!), un manque de puissance dans les images... Et surtout, j'ai eu vraiment du mal à savoir s'il fallait regarder ce film avec sérieux ou bien avec un second degré. Bref, ce n'est pas superbement définit... Par contre, et c'est là que The Barber l'emporte, le casting est excellent (imposant Billy Bob Thornton), il y a une ambiance musicale hypnotique et surtout un noir et blanc de toute beauté, qui nous permettent de ne pas décrocher une seule seconde malgré ce que j'ai dit précédemment. Bref, un film à voir pour se faire une idée ! Expand
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SpangleJun 5, 2016
The Man Who Wasn't There did not live up to my personal expectations, but it is a solid neo-noir film from the Coen Brothers. Billy Bob Thornton and Frances McDormand do very well here, especially Thornton who perfectly plays the role as theThe Man Who Wasn't There did not live up to my personal expectations, but it is a solid neo-noir film from the Coen Brothers. Billy Bob Thornton and Frances McDormand do very well here, especially Thornton who perfectly plays the role as the subtle and quiet barber. As is typical of all of their films, The Man Who Wasn't There bears many trademarks of the Coens, both narratively through their use of witty and quirky humor at times. The cinematography from Roger Deakins is phenomenal and truly a wonder to behold at times. That said, the film never rises to the level of the Coens' typical works. Too slow and too distant, The Man Who Wasn't There never entertains to the level expected even if it is a technically brilliant film from beginning to end. I wanted to love this one, but it just felt too subtle and too lacking in substance to be a truly great film. Expand
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askewreviewsJun 19, 2013
One of the Coen brothers' finest achievements; a modern tribute to the classic noir films of old, dripping in atmosphere and masterful cinematography. Billy Bob Thornton is fantastic, as is Frances McDormand and James Gandolfini gives a veryOne of the Coen brothers' finest achievements; a modern tribute to the classic noir films of old, dripping in atmosphere and masterful cinematography. Billy Bob Thornton is fantastic, as is Frances McDormand and James Gandolfini gives a very charming and Tony Soprano-esque performance. The period detail is extremely authentic, the costumes, settings and props together creating a convincing and realistic recreation of America in the late 40's. A must-see. Expand
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