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The Big Lebowski

Crime, Black Comedy, Sport 1h 57m 1998

The Coen Brothers’ modern cult phenomenon, The Big Lebowski has not only not only inspired an annual festival but even a faux religion. 23 years on, the cinematography, the dialogue and the performance still sparkle and it’s a great film to rewatch. Jeff ‘The Dude’ Lebowski doesn’t want any drama in his life, he can’t even be bothered with a job. But, in a case of mistaken identity, a couple of thugs break into his place and steal his rug. His quest to recover it with his oddball bowling buddies spirals into an off kilter neo-noir spoof full of eccentric characters and hilarious plot twists.

‘A prime example of the Coens’ effortless brand of stylistic and storytelling brilliance. Thanks to Roger Deakins’ gleaming camerawork, T-Bone Burnett’s eclectic soundtrack selection and the Coens’ typically pithy dialogue, it looks and sounds wonderful.’ Geoff Andrew, Time Out

‘The Coens have defined and mastered their own bizarre subgenre.’ Desson Howe, The Washington Post


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