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The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

7.30PM, FOX­TEL MAS­TER­PIECE

★★★

The kind of smart-alecky, screw­ball com­edy the Coen Brothers could write, shoot and edit in their sleep. Nev­er­the­less, this film is more awake, alert and ag­gres­sively re­alised than most re­leases. A darkly con­vo­luted tale of espionage, adul­tery and id­iocy cen­tres on two dim-wit­ted gym work­ers who take pos­ses­sion of sen­si­tive in­for­ma­tion be­long­ing to a for­mer CIA agent. Al­most a throw­away num­ber if not for the bril­liant cast, led by Ge­orge Clooney, Frances McDor­mand, Brad Pitt and John Malkovich.

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