Fargo (1996)

Fargo (1996)

1996 | R | 98 Minutes

Drama | Thriller | Crime

Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his...

Overall Rating

9 / 10
Verdict: Great

User Review

  • Fargo has the surface of a crime thriller, but underneath it is a satirical black comedy. This film was successful, that it's started its own TV series recently, and for good reason...so many great characters boasted by a compelling script. Frances McDormand was mesmerising, the delivery of her lines were just so comedic I couldn't help but smile. The supporting cast were also spot on. The Coen's knew exactly what they were doing here, the humorous perspective of the police officers, the incompetence of the kidnappers and the constant lying of H. Macy's character...everything is so memorable. I wasn't entirely thrilled by the film though, rather predictable but was definitely more focussed on the screenplay. There is definitely a drinking game to be had, take a shot every time you hear: "Ohhh yah!"