Burn After Reading (2008)

R   |    |  Comedy, Crime, Drama


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A disk containing mysterious information from a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous and daft gym employees who attempt to sell it.


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22 August 2019 | jackgdemoss
8
| Maintained a dark comedy feel even through the darkest parts
Burn After Reading is my first run in with the Coen brothers, so I am completely unfamiliar with their style. What they seemed to have on their side from the get go was a rockstar cast filling all lead and character roles. Even some of the unknowns gave fiery performances. This film felt most similar to Requiem for a Dream both in theme and story-telling. I look forward to catching up on more Coen films in the future.

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Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,128,001 14 September 2008

Gross USA:

$60,355,347

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$163,728,902

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