The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

The Coen brothers' comedy masterpiece and cult classic, a Chandler-esque mystery involving The Dude (Jeff Bridges), Walter (John Goodman), Donny (Steve Buscemi), a ransom, nihilists, a millionaire and his avante-garde artist daughter, bowling and a rug that really tied the room together.

1998Rating: R16, contains violence and offensive language117 minsUSA, UK
ComedyMysteryClassic
Director:
Joel Coen ('Fargo', 'The Hudsucker Proxy', 'Barton Fink', 'Raising Arizona', 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?')
Writer:
Joel CoenEthan Coen
Cast:
Jeff BridgesJohn GoodmanJulianne MooreSteve BuscemiDavid HuddlestonPhilip Seymour HoffmanPeter StormareJohn Turturro

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The Big Lebowski / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Adds up to considerably less than the sum of its often scintillating parts.

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Total Film

Total Film

Magnificent. A multiplex-friendly critics' movie in the stripped-down Blood Simple/Fargo style, but with a more restrained hint of Raising Arizona slapstick. A crime-sex-drugs-kidnap-bowling-nihilism mystery of the highest order.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

This plot need not be taken too seriously. Watching it amble along is enough of a treat, since the Coens populate this story with oddballs and bowling balls of such comic variety.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

As tempting as it is to completely dismiss The Big Lebowski, it's hard to do because the Coens are able to create wickedly funny eccentrics and possess the ability to energize certain actors to inhabit them completely.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

In a perfect world all movies would be made by the Coen brothers.

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BBC

BBC

It's the wealth of great characters and their insane dialogue that make this a memorable film.

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