Capsule Legacy

Fargo (1996)

One of those movies so good and rich and unique that it’s tough to figure out where to start. Every scene has stuff to admire and unpack. Its brand of black comedy and violent crime story works magically.

But the main sensation I felt watching this time was chilly emotional exhaustion. (It’s the rare movie that feels longer than its runtime and that’s a marker of good filmmaking.) So many of the characters, and subsequent plot points, are really bleak and pathetic.

Is It Good?

Masterpiece: Tour De Good (8/8)

Note: This capsule review was originally published elsewhere. If I watch this movie again, I might expand this to a full-length review.

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