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Movie Review- Burn After Reading

Posted on: September 30, 2008

Burn After Reading is a dark comedy by the Coen brothers who are the academy award winning directors of ‘No Country for Old Men’. The film is about a floppy disc containing a memoir of an ex CIA agent who loses his job due to a drinking problem. His unfaithful wife squanders the possession of the disc and it is found at Harbodies; a gym in which Brad Pitt works. The story unfolds from there in a rather unexpected fashion. George Clooney and John Malkovich also star in this new release.  There is no depth in the plot but the scene seems to be just right for Brad Pitt’s off-beat character. There are several humourous moments throughout the 96 minute run time. This movie outscored the much anticipated cop flick ‘Righteous Kill’ on all accounts. Al Pacino and Robert De Niro disappointed many with that effort. ‘Burn After Reading’ is a good movie for anyone looking for a good laugh.


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