Leave it to the wildly inventive Coen brothers (Joel directs, Ethan produces, they both write) to concoct a fiendishly clever kidnap caper that's simultaneously a comedy of errors, a Midwestern satire, a taut suspense thriller, and a violent tale of criminal misfortune. It all begins when a hapless car salesman (played to perfection by William H. Macy) ineptly orchestrates the kidnapping of his own wife. The plan goes horribly awry in the hands of bumbling bad guys Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare (one of them being described by a local girl as "kinda funny lookin'" and "not circumcised"), and the pregnant sheriff of Brainerd, Minnesota, (played exquisitely by Frances McDormand in an Oscar-winning role) is suddenly faced with a case of multiple murders. Her investigation is laced with offbeat observations about life in the rural hinterland of Minnesota and North Dakota, and Fargo embraces its local yokels with affectionate humor. At times shocking and hilarious, Fargo is utterly unique and distinctly American, bearing the unmistakable stamp of its inspired creators. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I lived right across the Red river on the Minnesota side of the actual city of Fargo. So, I had to watch the movie to see what it was all about. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Nat Hawthorne
Recommended viewing if you've recently become a fan of the TV series. Excellent 4k re-master - the film looks as fresh as if it were made this year rather than 1996. Read morePublished 11 months ago by duckysan1
End of STORY!
MUST SEE! Watched 15 times
- always picking up something "new"
Bought DVD too share with daughter & son in law - they... Read more
This is one of my favorite movies. Nobody can make dark crime comedies like the Cohen Brothers.Published 14 months ago by Ludwin