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The Man Who Wasn’t There

Year: 2001
Production Co: Working Title
Director: Joel Coen
Producer: Ethan Coen
Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, James Gandolfini, John Polito, Scarlett Johansson
Slow as wet week 'comedy' from the famed and in my view notorious Coen brothers. If there was a point, I missed it. Like an abstract painting, I got the feeling only a crowd of pretention would understand it - or claim to. Absolutely no stretch for an actor of Billy Bob Thornton's calibre as he stood around through the whole movie with the same vacant expression of boredom, chain smoking and not reacting to anything. Frances McDormand as always delivered the best performance the script allowed her.

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