The Man Who Wasn't There

The Man Who Wasn't There

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A laconic, chain-smoking barber blackmails his wife's boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning, only for his plan to go terribly wrong in this 2002 crime drama from the Coen brothers.

2002Rating: MA15+, Medium level violence, Adult themes111 minsUSA, UKGood Machine
CrimeDramaClassic

The Man Who Wasn't There | Reviews

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

So assured and perceptive in its style, so loving, so intensely right, that if you can receive on that frequency, the film is like a voluptuous feast.

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Variety

Variety

Beautifully made... one of the brothers’ second-tier efforts artistically and commercially.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The Coens have used the noir idiom to fashion a haunting, beautifully made movie that refers to nothing outside itself and that disperses like a vapor as soon as it's over.

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