Like with most Coen Brothers films, I have a feeling that if I see this a second and third time, I will like it infinitely more (the exception being ‘Big Lewbowski’ which I liked instantly – even if I was 10 years late in seeing it.). As is, I found 'Burn After Reading' mildly amusing, but also troubling. Troubling because I was put off by George Clooney.
Now, the guy’s played some pretty unlikable characters in his day (I mean, let’s be honest – Doug Ross himself was pretty unlikable for most of his character arc) so it’s not that (Though, this character certainly was unlikable – and they made sure we knew that by giving him the ridiculous gold chain necklace.).:
I’m pretty sure the problem actually lies here:
Does this face look familiar? Because it should:
'Leatherheads'How about giving the eyebrows a rest for a while, George? Because a world where I'm sick of you isn't a world I want to live in.
Oh, the rest of the movie? Meh. 7 Twix bars!