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Coen Brothers: Best to worst

by GarrettTheImpaler
It’s always a great experience watching a Coen brothers film. Here’s the one’s I have seen in order of preference. A Serious Man and Fargo I love equally, but I think A Serious Man is their Masterpiece. Blood Simple is their most suspenseful and a real treat to watch, especially the first time around. It’s a fantastic debut and stands out among their films as very different yet brilliant in a familiar way. Raising Arizona is their funniest and has probably the best writing of all their films. So many great lines in this one. No Country For Old Men is the most bad ass of course, Barton Fink is another personal favorite. I love the acting… Read more

It’s always a great experience watching a Coen brothers film. Here’s the one’s I have seen in order of preference.

A Serious Man and Fargo I love equally, but I think A Serious Man is their Masterpiece.
Blood Simple is their most suspenseful and a real treat to watch, especially the first time around. It’s a fantastic debut and stands out among their films as very different yet brilliant in a familiar way.
Raising Arizona is their funniest and has probably the best writing of all their films. So many great lines in this one.
No Country For Old Men is the most bad ass of course,
Barton Fink is another personal favorite. I love the acting in this one as well as the subtle use of surrealism, with the peeling wall and such.
O Brother Where Art Thou? Is very entertaining and original. I love the music and performances.
The Big Lebowski I am just now warming up to. I don’t know why but for a while I just didn’t “get it” I guess. i still don’t think it is one of their best. Miller’s Crossing, which has a terrific score and some great performances just feels uneven for whatever reason. It has it’s memorable moments however and I feel that with multiple viewings it may wind up higher on the list.
Huducker Proxy is underrated but just not up to par with their masterpieces.
Burn After Reading is probably their funniest after Raising Arizona and A Serious Man. It has it’s fair share of great scenes but the story just isn’t that good.
The Ladykillers is trite and stupid for the most part.

Need to see:

The Man Who wasn’t There
Intolerable Cruelty
True Grit

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