Rent Barton Fink (1991)

3.6 of 5 from 195 ratings
1h 52min
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Synopsis:
New York, 1941. Socially conscious scriptwriter Barton Fink (John Turturro) has made it big on Broadway. Now Tinsel Town is taking notice. Hired by Hollywood to write a wrestling picture, Barton quits the city smog for movie stardom. L.A. has got the Barton Fink feeling. Barton Fink has got writer's block. Enlisting the help of able assistant Audrey (Judy Davis) and amiable neighbour Charlie Meadows (John Goodman), Fink finds the real-life inspiration he seeks comes from the most sinister of sources.
Actors:
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Directors:
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Producers:
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Voiced By:
William Preston Robertson, Joe James, Frances McDormand
Writers:
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Others:
John Turturro, Nancy Haigh, Dennis Gassner, Richard Hornung
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Awards:

1991 Cannes Palme d'Or

1991 Cannes Best Director

1991 Cannes Best Actor

BBFC:
Release Date:
17/10/2005
Run Time:
112 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/07/2012
Run Time:
117 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish
Subtitles:
Brazilian, Castillian, Czech, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Turkish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (2) of Barton Fink

Half a great movie... - Barton Fink review by PV

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18/04/2014

I loved the first half of this movie. The characters, direction, context, dialogue. The supporting characters in particular were larger than life and memorable - whether Lipnik the producer or the souse old hand sell-out writer, and his wife.

Then, half way through, the handbrake turn - and what was a enjoyable movie about the movie business becomes tricksy, surreal - and for me - boring. Many people will like that stuff - but I don't consider it nearly as clever as it considers itself. It also makes the story unbelievable, trite and turgid.

I would have preferred this to NOT take that turn at the half way point at all, but to continue as a great movie about Hollywood, where a new and serious writer finds himself having to sell out and writer B-movies under contract.

So 3 stars overall.

5 stars for the first half though.

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Pointless - Barton Fink review by AB

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24/10/2019

Another unfathomable piece of rubbish from the Coen brothers. What started as a story degenerated into "is this really happening or is it in someone's mind?" It's about time people started confronting the Coen brothers and saying "your bizarre films don't impress anyone beyond your psychiatrists"

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