"Unfortunately I think the Coen Brothers have now long lost their shine. Whilst Blood Simple and Barton Fink were incredible films I just cannot enjoy the last few years of Coen productions.
That the Time Out review of 'A Serious Man' is so good reeks of what I believe the Coen's have become - the darlings of the critics and not genuine cinema lovers. 'A Serious Man' is boring, contrived, tedious, in parts beautifully shot, badly paced, confused.
In summary a huge let down. Cinema should be captivating - this is just dull beyond words. Do not waste your money renting the DVD or BluRay. Terrible. It gets one star for me for some of the colours being beautifully rendered."