Barton Fink

"Extraordinary"

Barton Fink Review


That "Barton Fink feeling" is all over the Coen brothers movie, a modern classic that both celebrates and damns the Golden Age of Hollywood. One of the Coens' most play-like movies, John Turturro stars in a career-making role as an angst-ridden supporter of the common man, a playwright who makes it big in New York and then sells out to L.A., where he is promptly interred in a seedy hotel to write a wrestling movie. There he meets a friendly but slightly off-kilter insurance salesman (John Goodman) and his hero, an old time writer (John Mahoney). Nothing turns out as it seems, and the surreal finale to the film elevate the movie to being one of the Coens' best.


Barton Fink

Facts and Figures

Run time: 116 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 21st August 1991

Box Office Worldwide: $6.2M

Budget: $9M

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox

Production compaines: Circle Films, Working Title Films

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Fresh: 49 Rotten: 5

IMDB: 7.7 / 10

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Starring: as Barton Fink, as Charlie Meadows, as Audrey Taylor, as Jack Lipnick, as W.P. Mayhew, as Lou Breeze, as Chet, as Garland Stanford, as Detective Mastrionotti, as Detective Deutsch, I.M. Hobson as Derek, as Pete, Lance Davis as Richard St. Claire

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