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      Intolerable Cruelty

      PG-13 Released Oct 10, 2003 1 hr. 40 min. Romance Comedy List
      76% 188 Reviews Tomatometer 48% 50,000+ Ratings Audience Score Miles Massey (George Clooney) is an exceptional divorce lawyer who specializes in saving cheating husbands from having to pay expensive settlements. Unchallenged, he wearies of his life -- until he meets the cunning Marylin Rexroth (Catherine Zeta-Jones). When Massey's representation of her husband in court denies her any divorce compensation, Marylin vows to get revenge, enlisting the help of an oil baron (Billy Bob Thornton), and the two vie for the advantage in a flirtatious duel of wits. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Dec 28 Buy Now

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      Though more mainstream than other Coen films, there are still funny oddball touches, and Clooney and Zeta-Jones sizzle like old-time movie stars.

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      Bill S Absurdly funny courtroom scenes. Billy Bob Thornton was over the top. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 11/11/23 Full Review Luke S The idea of this movie is really good and some moments really made me laugh, but the as a whole... it is a MESS. I can't give it over 50% no matter how much others tell me that it is worth it. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 08/21/23 Full Review Eric B I can't get enough of this movie. Highly underrated. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/20/23 Full Review Gareth v Along with "The Labykillers" which followed this movie, the Coen's managed to make two of their worst movies back to back. The jokes are thin, the characters unlikable, just a really disappointing effort. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 06/19/23 Full Review Tyler S Above average chemistry from Clooney and Zeta-Jones, highlighted by a phenomenal performance from Zeta-Jones, elevate what would otherwise be just a decent romantic comedy. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Carolyn T Slapstick comedy which made all of characters over act. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Nell Minow Common Sense Media Screwball comedy for older teens and adults. Rated: 4/5 Dec 24, 2010 Full Review Richard Corliss TIME Magazine Here's an anomaly: a comedy about smart people. Oct 13, 2009 Full Review Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader The Coens do an efficient job of stamping their signature grotesquerie on sumptuous Beverly Hills and Las Vegas settings and ladling on gallows humor and malice, sometimes with the verve of early Robert Zemeckis. Nov 7, 2007 Full Review Danielle Solzman Solzy at the Movies George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones manage to elevate the Coens' underrated Intolerable Cruelty through their performances and chemistry. Rated: 3.5/5 Dec 24, 2023 Full Review Mitchell Beaupre Paste Magazine Just when you think you have a handle on how this story is going to unfold, the Coens toss another massive curveball that throws you for a loop yet again. Rated: 8/10 Sep 29, 2023 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Whatever Intolerable Cruelty lacks in the Coens' usual visual richness, it is replaced with slick plotting, attractive stars, and riotous humor. Rated: 3.5/4 Feb 20, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Miles Massey (George Clooney) is an exceptional divorce lawyer who specializes in saving cheating husbands from having to pay expensive settlements. Unchallenged, he wearies of his life -- until he meets the cunning Marylin Rexroth (Catherine Zeta-Jones). When Massey's representation of her husband in court denies her any divorce compensation, Marylin vows to get revenge, enlisting the help of an oil baron (Billy Bob Thornton), and the two vie for the advantage in a flirtatious duel of wits.
      Director
      Joel Coen
      Executive Producer
      Sean Daniel, James Jacks
      Screenwriter
      Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone, John Romano
      Distributor
      Universal Pictures
      Production Co
      Imagine Entertainment, The KL Line, Alphaville Films
      Rating
      PG-13 (Language|Brief Violence|Sexual Content)
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 10, 2003, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 22, 2015
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $35.1M
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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