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A Serious Man Review

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4.5

Dave White Profile

A movie mitzvah. Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    79

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Have I mentioned A Serious Man is so rich and funny? This isn't a laugh-laugh movie, but a wince-wince movie. Those can be funny too.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    What do the Coen brothers want of us? More specifically, what do they want us to think of the repellent people in this pitilessly bleak movie?

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    The always surprising Coen brothers have finally made a very serious movie with A Serious Man. It's about God, man's place in the world and the meaning of life, so naturally it's one of their funnier movies.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    A wonderfully odd, bleakly comic and thoroughly engrossing film.

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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Working with affectionate mockery, the Coens take the cinder-block-synagogue banality of American Jewish life in 1967 and make it look as archly exotic as the loopy Scandinavian-American winterscape of "Fargo."

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