23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Region-free Blu-ray
This is an excellent film, and an excellent blu-ray transfer. I will not belabor that point. However, others might be interested that despite Amazon's claims, this is a region-free blu-ray (plays in A, B, and C), so don't hesitate to buy it if you are in Europe and worried that it will not play. (The back cover also is marked A, B, C, but Amazon neglected to show that.)
Published on 10 Jan. 2012 by Jan
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Feel Good Farce
O Brother, Where Art Thou is a very typical Cohen Brothers film in that it is in every respect smarter and wittier than standard Hollywood fare but has a plot that barely hangs together and makes no real attempt to build a narrative. The film is loosely based on The Odyssey but that fit is created primarily with the introduction of side characters who are clear homages...
Published on 2 April 2010 by MLA
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5.0 out of 5 stars No bother brother.,
This review is from: O Brother Where Art Thou? [DVD]  (DVD)
One of the best films ever, in my opinion. Good service and still enjoying the reruns...
5.0 out of 5 stars comes highly recommended,
Great feel good movie. Will be kept in my collection and watched many times I suspect.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars,
Its good light hearted fun. I've watched it a couple of times and would recommend it
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent film, george clooney was a revelation in a ...,
This review is from: MOVIE/SPIELFILM O Brother Where Art Thou ? (Code 4) (DVD)
excellent film,george clooney was a revelation in a brilliant comedy performance
5.0 out of 5 stars Cohen brothers at there best,
Good film , how these guys kept a straight face while filming I'll never know
7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A R-U-N-N-O-F-T (runaway) SUCCESS,
This review is from: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2 Disc Special Edition)  [DVD] (DVD)
'I'm voting for yours truly' (Everett). 'I am too' (Pete). 'I'm with you fellas' (Delmar)...We're in a tight spot...Say, what line o' work you in George...any o' you boys know your way 'round a Walter PPk...
'Bona fide' slapstick romp with 'dapper' performances. Fabulous music - 'steeped in old-timey' (see Down from the Mountain DVD). Despite a disappointing departure from the 'treasure' plot, very funny. This is a light-hearted, 'tongue in cheek' send-up (something akin to Monty Python) - NOT to be taken too seriously or over analysed. Understandably, some may not get the point; but with comedy there doesn't have to be one. It's a sorry state of affairs when people aren't able to laugh at themselves. Incidentally, while no-one (except sadists) wants to see livestock harmed, in the context of the movie the animal scenes are plausible.
Memorable moment: Soggy Bottom Boys meets ZZ Top, with 'pass the biscuits' Pappy O' D' jigging 'cross the stage (with reinforced floor).
Signing off: a man of constant sorrow.
Keep on the sunny side!
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant,
This is a film I expect everyone to watch and I challenge them not to enjoy it I have owned the DVD just 3 days and I have watched it 5 times and this is not because I have excessive free time either in fact my time runs at a premium. I have been a fan of the Coen brothers ever since I was fortunate enough to watch The Big Lebowski I know a late starter, but have been hooked ever since my previous favourite being Fargo. It defies logic anybody not liking this film but then again it is a fool who seeks logic in the chambers of the human heart.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars,
This is my favourite film of all time, so glad they put on Blu ray.
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, absorbing film with inspirational soundtrack,
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This review is from: O Brother, Where Art Thou? [VHS]  (VHS Tape)
This film bridges the generation gap with sophisticated humour that appeals on many levels supplimented with situational slapstick. The music ranges from just atmospheric to etherial and it is almost worth watching the film for the baptists' chant alone. The story is compellingly traditional but with so many twists you can't see where it's going. I watched this with my father first and afterwards my son and there were so many contravertial, moral issues gently touched upon that well nourished conversation flowed after both viewings.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Taster of what the Coens have been up to for the last decade,
This film can be used as an example of how brilliant the Coen brothers really are when writing and directing a film. Once again the brothers do not fail to deliver a terrific story, wonderfully quirky characters, suitable music and ingeniously timed comic wit. At first it might appear as though George Clooney is the only thing coherent in this film but that thought is soon diminished as we are taken into the magical world of the Coens. Excellent.
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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2 Disc Special Edition)  [DVD] by Joel Coen (DVD - 2001)