Fargo

Fargo

(1996)

A homespun murder story.

The Coen brothers' Oscar-winning crime drama. In snowy Minneapolis, intrepid, pregnant Sheriff Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand) attempts to unravel a kidnapping plot and the string of murders it provokes, involving car dealer and family man Jerry (William H. Macy) and two, hotheaded criminals (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare).

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  • Stands out as the Coen brothers' warmest, most accessible offering to date -- despite its frosty Minnesota setting. Full Review

  • The Coens remain effortlessly ahead of the American field. Full Review

  • A strikingly mature, uniqueentertainment that plays on many levels ... all satisfying. Full Review

  • BBC

    The beauty of the film is in the subtle detail of the dialogue and performances which continue to enchant on repeat viewings. Full Review

  • Written and directed with the verve, painstaking nuance and outrageously black humour that have become the mainstay of a Coen movie. Full Review

  • Huntingly photographed by Roger Deakins with great, expressive use of white-outs that sometimes make the characters appear to be moving through a dream. Full Review

  • To watch it is to experience steadily mounting delight, as you realize the filmmakers have taken enormous risks, gotten away with them and made a movie that is completely original, and as familiar as an old shoe. Full Review

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