949. The Big Lebowski (1998)

#949. The Big Lebowski (1998)

#949. The Big Lebowski (1998)

Why It's In The Book: "The Big Lebowski is the final entry in Joel and Ethan Coen's "crime
fiction trilogy"... the Coen Brothers... tackle Raymond Chandler and his LA-based tales of mystery... Gone is Chandler's stoic private detective, Philip Marlowe, replaced by the one, the only... "The Dude." ... Along with the Chandler essentials of mistaken identity, crime lords, femme fatales, sexual deviants, and ransom demands, The Big Lebowski also features numerous Coen Brothers eccentricities, including a "pee-stained rug," bathtub-bound ferrets, and a Bubsy Berkeley-inspired sequence. If somebody asks you whether The Big Lebowski is a must-see film, just calmly repeat after the ol' Dudarino: "Does the Pope shit in the woods?
" - 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Member Ratings

Movie Guy Steve - 10/10
"I do enjoy this film. I think it's a damn shame that it was removed from the main list. It should still be there."

Michaël Parent - 9/10
"How a film goes to a cult status in almost fifteen years?"

Adolytsi - 8/10
"Filled with crime and humor to boot, this is a solid achievement in the Coens' filmography."

Doug Tilley - 8/10
"This might not be the Coen's best film but it's certainly one of their most deliriously entertaining."

Klaus Ming - 8/10
"...it is the interplay between John Goodman's and Steve Buscemi's characters – his ever arguing bowling buddies which provide much of the film's many brilliantly comedic moments."

Squish - 8/10
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Kim Wilson - 7/10
"A plethora of who’s who comprises the cast of this 1998 Coen Brothers comedy about a case of mistaken identity gone terribly awry. The Big Lebowski is chock full of memorable performances and has a far-out

Tim Burrow - 6/10
"I fear that the usually reliable Coen Brothers got too caught up in a creative and artistic free license when they made The Big Lebowski...It feels like a wannabe ripoff of what has made their previous films work. They got the style right, but never do anything interesting with it."

Overall Rating: 8/10

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