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3.8
12,018 Ratings

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
United States, United Kingdom, 2000
Comedy, Crime, Music

Synopsis

Loosely based on Homer’s “Odyssey” the movie deals with the picaresque adventures of Everett Ulysses McGill and his companions Delmar and Pete in 1930s Mississipi.

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O Brother, Where Art Thou? Directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2001 | 2 nominations including: Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

AFI FEST

2000

From moment to moment, “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” is a pleasure. But when the Coens are really cooking, when the acting and the conception and the music all come together, it’s something more — Dogpatch rapture.
December 22, 2000
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Had the Coens attempted any kind of verisimilitude in their depiction of the Depression-era South, O Brother would have been as authentic and meaningful as Barton Fink’s crying fishmongers. Instead, they’ve crafted something far richer and more entertaining: a loving homage to ’30s Americana assembled from popular icons and artifacts, and told with the intoxicating energy of a Warner Brothers cartoon.
December 22, 2000
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It was always clear that the Coens were film-fed boys, but less clear how reverent they felt to their pop-cultural roots. Maybe, like Ulysses or Odysseus, they’ve finally come home to Ithaca. In any event, O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a finely wrought entertainment film, one which any con might be pleased to see on his afternoon away from the chain gang.
September 14, 2000
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