Nominated* for seven Oscars® and winner of two, this darkly amusing thriller combines a first-rate cast, "a dazzling mix of mirth and malice" (Rolling Stone) and a bizarre kidnapping plot that unravels the Midwest like never before. Starring Frances McDormand, William H. Macy and Steve Buscemi, Fargo is a brilliant tour de force from the creators of Raising Arizona and O Brother, Where Art Thou? *1996: Best Picture, Director, Actress (McDormand, won), Supporting Actor (Macy), Original Screenplay (won), Cinematography, Editing
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Fargo is a strikingly mature, uniqueentertainment that plays on many levels ... all satisfying.
Gunderson (Frances McDormand) [is] the most endearing, hilarious and wholly feminine heroine since Thelma or Louise.
Chief Gunderson was created by the Coens specifically for Frances McDormand ... and they've been rewarded by a brilliant and unblinking comic performance.
It's easy to admire what the Coens are trying to do in Fargo, but more difficult to actually like the film.
With Fargo, Joel and Ethan Coen return to the glory days of 1987 and Raising Arizona.
A crime gem that is darkly funny even when it's chilling -- and certain to become a classic.
Funny without really trying to be, and it proves conclusively that fact is stranger than fiction.