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The Man Who Wasn't There
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The Man Who Wasn't There 2001

From Amazon: For all of its late-1940s cold war paranoia, pulp fiction dialogue, and frenzied greed, Joel and Ethan Coen's The Man Who Wasn't There is their most cool and collected film since Blood Simple. An unassuming barber with a scheming wife (Frances McDormand) and a serious smoking habit, Ed Crane (Billy Bob Thornton) is an onlooker to his own life, a ghostly presence set against a silver-toned film noir backdrop. Only when he decides to alter his fate by blackmailing his wife's lover (James Gandolfini) in order to invest with a traveling salesman (Jon Polito) touting the wave of the future--dry cleaning--do we begin to hear the full...

Directed By:
Joel CoenJoel Coen
Written By:
Joel CoenJoel Coen
Ethan CoenEthan Coen
Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton
Frances McDormandFrances McDormand
No image existsMichael Badalucco
James GandolfiniJames Gandolfini
No image existsKatherine Borowitz
No image existsJon Polito
Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson
Richard JenkinsRichard Jenkins
Tony ShalhoubTony Shalhoub

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The Man Who Wasn't There Movie Review by Zara (8/8/2009)

I'm fairly conflicted about this movie. It's a Coen Brothers venture, so there's this part of me that wants to give it automatic bonus points just because they always make a quality looking film. And this is rich and vibrant in black and white, losing nothing in its story telling or imagery due to lack of colors. The...

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The Man Who Wasn't There Movie Review by Derringer (12/15/2008)

A Bore is a Bore is a Bore.


Yeah. OK. It is a pretty clever movie-title but -

Let's face it - THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE (TMWWT) really is a bore.

The main problem with THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE was that the-man-who-wasn't-there, really 'was' there. And I wished to hell that he wasn't there, but he was.

It's just...

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The Man Who Wasn't There Movie Review by Lisa (4/30/2007)

I came across this film by complete accident as it is not the type of film I'd be instantly drawn to in Blockbuster.... so on a cold day in December I found myself curled up on the couch surfing through the endless sea of sh*te reality TV, and I decided to settle for a black and white movie (it was either this or "The...

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