O Brother, Where Art Thou? details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman, Charles Durning, Holly Hunt, Michael Badalucco, Wayne Duvall, Stephen Root, Ed Gale|
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
|Run time:||1 hour 43 minutes|
|Rental release:||05 Nov 2001|
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Marvellous, Different and HilariousBy Niky from Brent , 01 Dec 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]Set during the Great Depression, this movie follows three convicts as they escape from prison and set about trying to find buried treasure. The three characters encounter a variety of adventures along the way and their convincing stupidity makes it all the more funny. There is a whole plethora of gospel songs throughout which make you feel really good and make you want to buy the soundtrack. This movie is far different to anything else you might find and I thoroughly recommend it if you want a break from the usual movies available out there.
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worth a watchBy a customer , 18 Nov 2013not a bad film, but slow going and that squashed frog mad be sick, ugh. soundtrack fab and better than the film as previously mentioned by other reviewer.
Def worth watchingBy a customer , 22 Jul 2013Love love loved this, still humming the tunes, want to buy the soundtrack. Great story and acting, don't miss it.
The Perfect FilmBy TechnoHippy (108 reviews) , 03 Jul 2013This is an amazing film in every respect, in fact it's one of my favourite film of all time. Loosely based on Homer's Oddessy epic it tells the the story of three escaped convicts trying to find some buried treasure during the depression. For me it's probably the perfect film. The story is brilliant with plenty of humour. The soundtrack is sublime, worth owning in it's own right. It's almost a musical and a great one, with every song a pleasure. The acting is spot on and adds a lot to the humour of the film. It helps that the film is populated with some wonderful characters like the cyclops and the sirens. Quite simply an awesome film.
Great soundtrack for a hayseed frolic through 1930s MississippiBy DrDinosaur (1 review) , 23 Jun 2013The best part of this film is the music, and the music is very good. 'A Man of Constant Sorrow' rendered by the Soggy Bottom Boys is superb. Otherwise, the film is an amusing bit of froth, with occasional references to Homer's Odyssey, most notably in the form of John Goodman's Cyclops.
Get the soundtrack, don't watch the filmBy Mugwortismycat (13 reviews) from London , 05 May 2013I really wanted to like this film. I expected a lot from a film by the Coen brothers, with Holly Hunter, John Turturro and John Goodman in it. But I have to say that if it wasn't for the wonderful music in this film I would have turned it off. What happened to the quirky humour? It tried to be there, but characters repeating certain phrases every so often is merely a verbal tic. I wanted deep but light-hearted, unfortunately I got shallow and empty (and slightly boring). My 2 and a half stars is generous. And it really would have been 1 star but for the music ... oh, yes, and for the truly beautiful cinematography, and maybe for Holly Hunter's hat