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INTOLERABLE CRUELTY
January 1, 2014  | By David Bianculli

Flix, 10:00 p.m. ET

 

Another Coen brothers film – and another film starring George Clooney. This one, from 2003, has Clooney going out on a limb to play an ultra-vain divorce attorney with more confidence than scruples – and Catherine Zeta-Jones as an adversary, in and out of court, who may well be his match. Even more than The Hudsucker Proxy, this is a movie that successfully emulates the fast-talking romantic comedies of the Thirties and Forties. Clooney and Zeta-Jones are a fine pair, whether sparring or cooing, and Billy Bob Thornton, as one of her marital targets, barrels through the movie like a comic force of nature, a modern cowboy millionaire in love.

 
 
 
 
 
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