A Seriously Dull Film
Brendan from Dublin, 24 May 2011
I love the Cohen Brothers. Well, I love and hate them. Loved Fargo, hated Blood Simple. Loved Miller's Crossing and No Country, hated Barton Fink. This film is just dull. A man suffers Job-like torment. Everything bad that can happen happens. But he is spineless and quiet and mever takes a stand. You cannot relate to him. He's taken for granted and taken advantage of. It's well acted but dull. Dull, dull, dull. Best avoided unless you fancy a REALLY quiet night in.
Good but could have been great.
Seamus from Monaghan, 27 Oct 2010
After three quarters of an hour I thought this film was one of the best I'd seen, by one hour 15 I was tired of it. What I took to be a slow measured setting of the scene was in fact the film and it just didn't move as it could have. There were three great characters as well as a few great story lines intertwinning and yet none of them got the detail they deserved so instead we got a mish mash of what could have been three great films.
emmet from Dublin, 19 Apr 2010
Save yourself a wasted night in and leave this one down in the basement and filed under S!
One of the worst ,most drawn out ,mind churningly boring piece of over hyped and over bloated cinema I have seen in years.
Normall these guys produce something memorable ,on this occasion the aliens must have abducted them or else they produced this to see just what crap can actually sell.
YOU HAF BEEN WARNED!
Has promise. Looking forward to seeing it finished
Alan from Dublin, 11 Aug 2010
Quirky and with great characters like all Coen films, this one is just a little too self indulgent. I don't need to be spoonfed and have everything wrapped up neatly at the end of a film but the out of the blue finish in A Serious Man just takes things too far.
Smacks of "we're so successful now we can do what we like". Too many loose ends even for a Coen film.
Larry from Kildare, 28 Oct 2010
The biggest load of b... Please dont ever rent this. There is a weird start. It doesnt ever go anywhere and the ending there is no ending. I wasted an hour and a half of my life that i will never get back because of this. Rubbish rubbish rubbish...