Fargo

Fargo

Out Now On-Demand

A homespun murder story.

The Coen brothers' Oscar-winning crime drama. In snowy Minneapolis, intrepid, pregnant Sheriff Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand) attempts to unravel a kidnapping plot and the string of murders it provokes, involving car dealer and family man Jerry (William H. Macy) and two, hotheaded criminals (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare).

Awards

Best Screenplay and Best Actress (McDormand) at the 1997 Academy Awards. Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival 1996 and BAFTA Awards 1997.

Drama, Thriller, Classic

94mins

Rating: R18 contains violence

USA, UK

Total Film (UK)

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Stands out as the Coen brothers' warmest, most accessible offering to date -- despite its frosty Minnesota setting.

Time Out London

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The Coens remain effortlessly ahead of the American field.

Variety (USA)

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A strikingly mature, uniqueentertainment that plays on many levels ... all satisfying.

BBC

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The beauty of the film is in the subtle detail of the dialogue and performances which continue to enchant on repeat viewings.

Empire (UK)

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Written and directed with the verve, painstaking nuance and outrageously black humour that have become the mainstay of a Coen movie.

New York Times

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Huntingly photographed by Roger Deakins with great, expressive use of white-outs that sometimes make the characters appear to be moving through a dream.

Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)

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To watch it is to experience steadily mounting delight, as you realize the filmmakers have taken enormous risks, gotten away with them and made a movie that is completely original, and as familiar as an old shoe.