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Metascore

Based on 30 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Rolling Stone
It's a wild, whacked-out wonder. Coenheads rejoice.
100
Chicago Tribune
A wildly original movie with astonishingly varied moods and influences.
88
Devilishly delightful.
75
San Francisco Chronicle
Joyously unhinged and outrageously inventive.
75
Boston Globe
A clever and satisfyingly abundant entertainment.
75
New York Post
The film is worth seeing for George Clooney's performance. More than ever he seems like a Clark Gable for our time.
64
Mr. Showbiz
For all its originality, O Brother doesn't seem to have a point, or enough spark to distract us from the lack thereof.
63
USA Today
Of all unlikely possibilities, the team has finally made a movie that, for them, is on the tepid side.
63
New York Daily News
Not quite as funny as it wants to be. Mostly, it's just silly. But as always, the Coens are entertaining themselves first.and their quirky individuality has served them and their fans well so far.
63
Chicago Sun-Times
O Brother contains sequences that are wonderful in themselves--lovely short films--but the movie never really shapes itself into a whole.
0
Entertainment Weekly
Why would filmmakers with this much talent work this hard to thumb their noses at everything they put on screen?

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