It's taken me a while to get around to viewing this Coen brothers picture, and while I agree with others that have said it's not "all that," it definitely deserves its place in the nihilistic, meta, boundlessly bizarre comedy genre it finds itself in. Honestly, that may be the reason it is so beloved: audiences are smarter than we think and they realize this gem is about nothing and doesn't really go anywhere.
4.5. Gostei! The Man in Me do Dylan me conquistou logo de cara, cena do boliche é linda demais com as fontes da abertura, contagiante! Personagens incríveis, sinceríssimos! Não dei nota cinco por não gostar de personagens egoístas que estragam com tudo que poderia dar certo deixando mais errado e atrapalhando de um jeito pentelho e mala - estilo Danny em This is the End - não suporto esse tipo de gente.
Why this film is so beloved is beyond me. The Coens have made some incredible films over the years but for me this is not one of them. Scattershot scripting, under written characters and visually interesting sequences that go nowhere seem to work against the film. Mind you the soundtrack is quite monumental.
Very weak and loose incursion into the film-noir by the Coens. Here the plot is fairly insubstantial and the blanks are filled with humour to give some much-needed weight to the lot. But it is the figure of the charismatic and nihilistic Dude what makes the film for many and this character alone has been reason enough to grant this film with cult status in the eyes of a vast audience.
A surprisingly beguiling riff on everything and nothing. There’s a certain dopey wit behind the meandering rolls of autistic logic and gadfly-like use of recurring leitmotifs (ethnicity, conceptual art, etc.) The cliche of the innocent’s (of sorts) bewildered view on the world works well - Bridges most effective - to offset the general nihilism of the piece. Can a film itself be the MacGuffin, though?
I love this group of characters. Coen Brothers' great storytelling. The dream sequence with Julianne Moore as a Valkyrie and Peter Stormare running after Jeff Bridges with huge scissors is priceless. The movie only grows on me and the Dude is cool. Take my word for it - it's great