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It's comic gold as two of Hollywood's most dazzling stars - George Clooney and Academy Award® winner, Catherine Zeta-Jones - light up the screen in Intolerable Cruelty, a hilarious romantic comedy about men, women, and everything that can go wrong between them. Sparks fly when brilliant divorce attorney Miles Massey (Clooney) meets his match in the beautiful but ruthless Marylin Rexroth (Zeta-Jones). From Academy Award®-winning directors Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (Fargo; O Brother, Where Art Thou?), Intolerable Cruelty also stars multi-talented Billy Bob Thornton and outrageous Cedric The Entertainer.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 179
- Fresh: 134
- Rotten: 45
- Average Rating: 6.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Here's an anomaly: a comedy about smart people.
Fresh: Not brilliantly funny nor incisively clever, Intolerable Cruelty is still moderately satirical and laugh-out-loud enjoyable.
Fresh: George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones square off deliciously, but this '30s-style battle of the sexes from the Coen brothers never catches fire.
Rotten: This dim-witted, mean-spirited and brain-dead calamity should surprise no one.
Favorite comedy of all time
Unbelievably funny, best lawyer send-up ever. You will really find this funny if 1) you are a lawyer or 2) have been divorced. It's hard to believe that someone could give this movie one star, but maybe my sense of humor is weirder than most. The Cohen Brothers are firing on all cylinders in this one. I think the chemistry between Clooney and Zeta-Jones is incredibly hot. And Billy Bob Thornton is hysterical. But the best of all is Clooney's lawyer pal, played by Paul Adelstein. Also amazing are Cedric the Entertainer, Edward Hermann, and Geoffrey Rush. There is not a weak character in this movie.
Great lines, lousy title
This movie sticks with you, has great, snappy dialogue and a super cast. Plot's a bit flimsy, it's not really about that - this movie delivers from the opening scene (brilliant G. Rush) to a great finale with Cedric all to the tunes of Simon & Garfunkel - brilliant
Just Not Very Good
Nothing wrong with Clooney or Jones, but the movie just isn't very good. It gets stuck somewhere between dark comedy and romantic comedy, but doesn't achieve either. It's as if they never really finished writing it, and so they wound up with this aimless story.