Intolerable Cruelty

Intolerable Cruelty

Intolerable Cruelty

Coen brothers' battle-of-the-sexes screwball comedy starring George Clooney as Miles, a hot shot divorce lawyer, and Catherine Zeta-Jones as Marilyn, a gold-digger who uses marriage/divorce to fund her extravagant lifestyle. In the aftermath of a court battle in which Miles denies Marilyn a sizeable marital purse, he finds himself smitten while she wants revenge. From there, the cold-hearted pair engage in a ruthless romantic pursuit to out-swindle each other.

2003Rating: M100 minsUSA
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Intolerable Cruelty / Reviews

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

A witty and sparkling royal flush of a film.

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Total Film

Total Film

Fabulous, screwy comedy, lit up by some blinding star wattage.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Intelligent, modern screwball comedy

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

The Coens' first mainstream romantic comedy is a superb hijacking of an ailing art form - short, sharp and frequently laugh-out-loud hilarious.

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