An ok movie but wouldn't watch it a second time.
Most enjoyable and entertaining. Good to see George do comedy. He should do more. Music was awesome especially the blues. Funny and worth a look.
(This movie is now also available in a blue ray version from Quickflix.)
Quirky story with gentle references to "Odyssey" (sirens, one-eyed "Cyclops", etc.)
My tip is to set the English captions early on in order to understand the American southern dialects a bit better...
Not for everybody because is so quirky and idiosyncratic. (Did not watch it till the end, sorry, maybe this movie was a bit too clever for me...?))
Bowed to pressure to watch another Coen brothers film. I'm so pleased that I did. What a fabulous film!! It is funny, engaging, great acting, and the sound track absolutely adds to the story . The inclusion of the KKK scene was a sobering moment that, for a few seconds, alienated me. The Odyssey epic is well revisited in this film.
Great movie, quite funny, good acting... LOVE THE MUSIC!
3 members of a chaingang escape on the promise of sharing 1.2million in stolen loot....
Hilarious situations, extreme stereotypes, and fun on the general institutions of the 'depression-times': religion, kkk and others.
Yep a very good movie!
It was good that the movie had captions since the southern accents were very authentic and most Aussies would have had difficulty understanding what they were saying. Nice to see George acting in a great character role rather than his usual "cool, calm and collected".
Impossible to watch - skipped. Sorry I didn't catch the chance to say this on my disks out list in time.
Another brilliant Coen movie; lots of laughs and subtle messages
Didn't do it for me, moved very slow. Was excited after reading all the positive reviews. Sigh...
Every word matters. Incredible use of language. Soundtrack brilliant! "Loved me up" really means something now! This was a wonderful thing to discover on a rainy Saturday afternoon. First thing I have seen which I felt gave Clooney the status others afford him. Riviting and entertaining. The Coen's again.
worth a try- but sorry i just didn't get it
If you are wanting to sit down and enjoy the hell out of something, this is the movie to watch.
Great movie a bit of comedy, different for Goerge clooney. Recommend a watch
A grand caper of a film, with George Clooney aping Cary Grant for all he's worth. Quirky as only the Coen brothers can be, this story lurches from one preposterous premise to the next and manages to take the audience along for the ride. Charles Durning is a treat in a small role.
***** Five stars for the first hour and ***1/2 for the rest. It just fell away for me. But I think, still, that it is a 4 star plus classic.
The cinematography is stunning. Clooney, Turturro and, especially Tim Blake Nelson are absolutely superb. The music perfectly fits the movie. Love it!!!
O Brother what a bad movie! Tried twice but just couldnt get through this quirky but not engaging film.
To suggest that this film is "different" would be an understatement. I actually sat through this twice because I couldn't work out why I liked it. OK it was funny in parts but very unfunny in others. George Clooney had some great dialogue to deliver but he is not a great comedic actor by any stretch of the imagination. I think it would only appeal to people with a certain weird sense of humour.
Perhaps I was just laughing on the inside and didn't notice. I think everyone watch this dvd at least once.
Terrific movie great characters and superb acting,George Clooney's character steels the lime light in this one from his toe tapping singing to his obsessisve grooming its fun all the way....
Worst movie I have ever seen.
A classic. Everyone is excellent and the story is fun and entertaining. One of those that stays with you long after the credits. Wonderful soundtrack!
anything george clooney does is good. Another great production from the cohen brothers. a modern version "of mice and men"
great story and a well rounded ending , enjoy the movie.
Another triumph from the Cohen brothers. Truly unique, great characters and a superb soundtrack. George Clooney revels in his role as the eloquent yet verbose Ulysses, and his dim-witted sidekickcs are perfectly cast.
beautiful background.good acting as usual from George Clooney.Some very funny scenes from the prisoners but still left me with a sad impression overall yet a good entertainment.
George Clooney and the supporting cast lift this movie out of the ordinary run of the mill "prison escapes". The "Soggy Bottom Boys" are hilarious and their music foot tapping. Another Coel masterpiece.
This is a classic and will always remain one of my very favourite movies. I love the music and every single character.
I must be the only person who didnt get this movie. I thought it was a load of rubbish, I struggled through the first hour then just couldn't punish myself any more and gave up. Judging by everyone else's reviews the last bit of the movie must have been simply fantastic. Hmmmmm.
George Clooney proves that he is more than just a pretty face. What can the Coen's not do.
Not as funny as I'd expected although certainly offbeat and entertaining.
I had to stop the movie after 20 mins - not my cup of tea.
A great comedy. Wonderful characters.
The Coen brothers are at their peak with this hilarious take on Homers Odyssey. But it would have been as nothing without the stupendous soundtrack. I've never been a fan of bluegrass and country but this bunch of extraordinarily appropriate songs took my breath away. Bought the soundtrack, know it off by heart. Simply a stunner.
Typically delicious Cohen Bros stuff.
Weird and well worth watching - some really funny moments in this film.
The final version of their song is a perfect thing to watch
A very memorable movie that stays with you long after viewing. George Clooney puts in a magical performance showing his comedic talents. Never a dull moment and a great, if unusual soundtrack. Thoroughly recommended!
A very funny and clever movie. Will keep you rolling in laughter if you can keep up with the witty dialogue. George Cloony is brilliant in his role as Ulysses.