Burn After Reading

Burn After Reading

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Our best guess for you: 3.2 stars

Average of 1675 ratings: 3.2 Stars

2008 M Contains Violence, Offensive Language & Sex Scenes.

A dark spy comedy from Academy Award winners Joel and Ethan Coen. An ousted CIA official's memoir accidentally falls into the hands of two unwise gym employees intent on exploiting their find.

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97 minutes
Universal Pictures

DVD details

Screen Format
1.85:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
Castilian Spanish, English captions
English, Castilian Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1

Blu-ray details

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1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 1.85:1
English captions, Spanish, French
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; French DTS Surround 5.1

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5 by Nicky namey

Wow! We really loved this one, much better than we expected from the 3-star rating. I would give it 4 1/2. Great plot, really well-realised characters for the genre and great performances (was that... Read more

1 by Steven Farmer

Possibly the worst waste of a disc I have ever seen. A movie with all these amazing actors should be a great film but it isn't. I saw this film at the cinemas and throughout the whole film there was... Read more

1 by moviaddict

Movie with all the big names, should be a good view... right? Well, this did not meet any expectations.... story was all over the show, struggling to make a point - didn't have a "balance". Will not recommend this movie to anyone!

2 by Cassie20

This was really disappointing. It was funny for first half hour and then I got bored. Even with the big stars in it (and I'm big fans of them) it just din't cut the mustard.

5 by lips_babies

I really enjoyed this movie. It was good how it all came together in the end in 'Lock, Stock and two smoking barrels' style. Good cast with a few good laughs. All round a good movie

5 by Kohgb

This is nothing short of magnificent. It has a terrifically complex and hilariously black script which simply never misses a beat. Every performance is note-perfect. This is EXTREMELY unusual film-making... Read more

3 by Storm2009

fast paced story, stupidly funny black comedy... excellent cast of characters, twist of an ending... worth a view!!

4 by Bruce1

As others have said, not the best of the Coens but nevertheless a sly and funny undermining of the CIA and the way it operates. The surprise of this movie is Brad Pitt who excels in a comic role. John... Read more

4 by Tubbs

The terrific script is backed up with the right casting and from major to small parts they all deliver their lines to best effect. The quality of the supporting cast makes a big difference and the... Read more

1 by addy

If you love the Coen Brother's off-beat taste and humour, you might enjoy this. I thought it was painful.The problem is that it's meant to be funny, but apart from George Clooney, who can be funny, nobody else is.