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FILM DETAILS
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Cast
Brad Pitt
George Clooney
Frances McDormand
John Malkovich
Tilda Swinton
Directors
Ethan Coen
Joel Coen
Screenwriters
Joel Coen
Ethan Coen
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Burn After Reading
Concoctions of two dangerous minds


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Plot
After CIA putz Ozzie Cox (Malkovich) quits over a drink issue, his shocking memoirs fall into the hands of lovelorn gym instructor Linda Litzke (McDormand) and gung-ho assistant Chad (Pitt). Did we mention overly horny federal marshal Harry Pfarrer (Clooney)? We should. He’s relevant.


Verdict
If No Country For Old Men was vintage port, Burn After Reading is a shot of tequila: eye watering and hard to swallow, but the after-effect is terrific.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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