Aroview: Rolling another warped vision down the gutter, the inscrutable minds of the Coen Brothers (FARGO, RAISING ARIZONA) endow this bowling comedy with their characteristically dark buffoonery, hauling slow-mo 70s 'survivor' Jeff Bridges into a kidnapping plot with fellow ten-pinner John Goodman.
Perhaps too shaggy-dog for some (not to mention the hairstyles), this doesn't rate as one of the Coens' best, but a great soundtrack and design agreeably evoke the mental twilight of a stagnant 'feel-good' L.A.
4 stars (Very Good) This is a movie I like more every time I see it. A great noir tale with an unlikely hero, with jokes in spades. To watch this movie is to be invited into a broader cultural conversation, and that alone is worthwhile. The flawless performances are gravy.~Pop&Coffee