Steadily engrossing and devilishly funny, and, o brother, does it look sharp. show more
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
Ordinary moviegoers, on the other hand, may wonder what they're supposed to feel, apart from bored.