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85
Based on 24 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 100
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    A crime gem that is darkly funny even when it's chilling -- and certain to become a classic. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Lean, mean and mordant black comedy. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Rotates its story through satire, comedy, suspense and violence, until it emerges as one of the best films I've ever seen. show more

  • 100
    Gene Siskel Chicago Tribune

    The fans of their best work -- "Blood Simple, "Raising Arizona," "Barton Fink" -- now can add Fargo to the list, pushing the Coens to the first rank of contemporary American filmmakers. [8 March 1996, Friday, p.B] show more

  • 100
    Ann Hornaday Baltimore Sun

    It's a miracle: A tough, honest, bloody film set so far from the bright lights it feels as if it's on a different planet, yet knowable and absolutely compelling from start to finish. show more

  • 88
    G. Allen Johnson San Francisco Examiner

    The Coens haven't been this sharp, focused and fluid since their first film. This is "Blood Simple's" promise fulfilled. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    It's easy to admire what the Coens are trying to do in Fargo, but more difficult to actually like the film. show more

  • 90
    Mr. Showbiz

    The Coens are masters at striking a tone and holding it. show more

  • 60
    Frank Lovece TV Guide

    Born and raised in Minnesota, the Coens know their targets well and generally hit them squarely. show more

  • 89
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    An immersion into the characters' world in toto, from the "Oh geezes" and the "Oh, yaahs" to the dark and flinty core beneath. show more

  • July 24, 2009 Polly
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    I can watch this movie over and over and believe it to be a true classic. William H. Macy's character is just a hoot as is Frances McDormand's. My first introduction to Steve Buscemi was very interesting and I've enjoyed seeing him in The Sopranos and other movies since.

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