Steadily engrossing and devilishly funny, and, o brother, does it look sharp. show more
Ordinary moviegoers, on the other hand, may wonder what they're supposed to feel, apart from bored.
To be sure, there are goofy flourishes here, the in-jokey, left-field rummies that are the Brothers Coen's stock-in-trade. But this is altogether a quieter, more philosophical sort of endeavor. show more