Burn After Watching

I caught Burn After reading last night. I wasn’t planning to see this–I generally avoid CIA movies–but Beth wanted to see it, and George Clooney was in it so how bad could it be? Not very. In fact, it was quite good. It was exactly what most Hollywood movies aren’t: almost completely unpredictable. With one or two exceptions, I never knew where it was going next right up through the end. It was anything but formulaic, and quite amusing all the way through.

I’d seen a lot of previews for this flick over the last few months, and I’m pleased to say they really didn’t give anything away, though they did give a good feel for the movie. Creating a good preview is relatively hard, and they pulled it off. Without actually lying about what the movie was like or about, the preview still left you quite unaware of what you were getting into. I won’t spoil it for you, but do see it if you get the chance. It’s worth the $9.

One Response to “Burn After Watching”

  1. movie buff Says:

    Brad Pitt can be so funny, as long as he’s not taking himself too seriously… in any case, it’s about time someone made good use of his habitually spastic arm movements

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