A Serious Man

The new film by Joel and Ethan Coen


A Serious Man
The Coen Brother's latest film has met with mixed response, from so-so to awesome. A modern parable in the mold of Job in the Bible, we follow a Jewish academic as his life falls apart around him. As the disasters pile up, he struggles to understand how and why they are happening, seeking answers everywhere without success. A dark comedy of the highest order.

103 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Violence, Prejudice, Drug abuse).
Comedy, Drama, On the art circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed, Sari Lennick, Aaron Wolff, Jessica McManus, Peter Breitmayer
Director
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
ScreenplayJoel Coen, Ethan Coen
MusicCarter Burwell
CinematographyRoger Deakins
EditingEthan Coen, Joel Coen
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2009
Produced byMike Zoss Productions, Relativity Media, Studio Canal, Working Title Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong, fairly frequent, aggressive, abusive
NudityBrief nudity, non-sexual, breasts in long shot, mild impact
SexSimulated sex with suggestive sounds, references to sodomy and solicitation
ViolenceModerate, brief (some blood), physical violence and psychological violence, sustained.
PrejudiceImplied racial prejudice, that plays out in a dream, anti-Sematic, anti-Asian
BlasphemyMild profanities
Drug abuseIllegal drug abuse, no anti-drug message, promoted as a recreational drug with sex
CommentsNone
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
3
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Diane de Beer quote iconCoen brothers get seriously funny
15
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconTroos gevind in lewe se grys areas
15
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan quote iconDark, funny, pitch-perfect
20
Box Office
Barbara Goslawski quote iconA classic parable for modern times
13
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconAfter the seriously great No Country for Old Men, the Coen brothers have made the not greatly serious A Serious Man, which bears every mark of a labor of love.
20
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman
20
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconAmusing and entertaining enough.
12
Rottentomatoes critics
182 critics
16
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon Blending dark humor with profoundly personal themes, the Coen brothers deliver what might be their most mature -- if not their best -- film to date.
18

What the People say

Internet
26868 Netizens quote iconOne of their best
15

Average .. 82%

16

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