The movie takes place in the Depression-era (1930’s) Mississippi and three escapees from a Mississippi prison, the smart and witty Everett Ulysses McGill, the sweet and simple Delmar O’Donnell, and the hilariously angry Pete Hogwallop embark on the adventure of a lifetime as they set out to pursue their freedom and return to their families. With nothing to lose and still in ball and chains, they make a run for their lives and end up on an journey filled with challenging and often hilarious experiences and very interesting people.
So many side characters, and all the acting is great in this movie. There isn’t a single unlikeable performance. The movie is gorgeous to look at, very colorful. The Coen brothers have done it again. Entertaining from start to finish. Haven’t watched this movie for 20 years. Makes sense that I didn’t like it, since I was only 7 years old back then. Now as an adult, I loved it.
The only real issues I have is that, in my opinion, there was too much time spent with the campaign rivalry between these two governors, and whenever that story was introduced, the movie just kind of dragged. Also some of the characters they meet in the beginning of the movie aren’t that likeable. I mean, they are, but not as much as the other ones, and the cops chasing these three escapees are just terrible people. I highly recommend that you see this movie, it’s gonna satisfy you. If it weren’t for these issues, this would have been a 10/10* movie for me, but, because of that I’m giving it 8/10*.