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Burn After Reading
6.6 Rating
(1576 ratings)
7 IMDB rating

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George Clooney

George Clooney

Harry Pfarrer
Frances McDormand

Frances McDormand

Linda Litzke
Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

Chad Feldheimer
John Malkovich

John Malkovich

Osborne Cox
Tilda Swinton

Tilda Swinton

Katie Cox
Elizabeth Marvel

Elizabeth Marvel

Sandy Pfarrer
David Rasche

David Rasche

CIA Officer


Written by
Joel Coen

Joel Coen

(written by)
Ethan Coen

Ethan Coen

(written by)


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Burn baby burn!

6 years, 3 months ago at Oct 18 9:54
3 votes
''What a clusterfuck!''

A disk containing the memoirs of a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous gym employees who attempt to sell it.

George Clooney : Harry Pfarrer

What Burn After Reading results in, is one of the things the Coen Brothers to best and that is black comedy.
It equals them going back to the style of Fargo and some re... read more

A good movie

3 years, 1 month ago at Dec 26 9:51
1 vote
Following their oscar winning flick, 'No Country for old men', the Coen brothers made this lighter comedy. First of all, there was a really top cast (George Clooney, Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Richard Jenkins, J.K. Simmons) and they were all pretty good. I must say, even though the premise sounded really awesome, the end-result was pretty funny but nothing more th... read more

What the fuck? oh right

6 years, 1 month ago at Dec 26 23:09
1 vote
Brilliant dark comedy! exceptional acting by the always wonderful Malkovich. A story of how small scale plans evolve into an unrecognizable mess. Very entertaining and ingtriguing the whole way trough. Great cast and evan greater caracters. most frequently used line was probably "what the fuck", but always in good humour and carefully placed. Fucking awesome!
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An ousted CIA official's memoir accidentally falls into the hands of two unwise gym employees intent on exploiting their find.
Release date: 12 September 2008
Comedy (31), 2008 (21), Black Comedy (17), 2000s (16), Satire (15), Crime (12), Murder (10), Adultery (9), Blackmail (9), Usa (9), Cia (8), Drama (8), Dark Comedy (8), Infidelity (7), (6), Spy (6), Coma (5), Hiding In Closet (5), Stupidity (5), Accidental Shooting (4)
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