Barton Fink (John Turturro) is a Broadway playwright lured to Hollywood with the promise of untold riches by a boorish studio chieftain.  Despising the film capital and everything it stands for, Fink comes down with an acute case of writer's block.  He is looked after by a secretary who has been acting as a ghost writer for an alcoholic screenwriter.  Also keeping tabs on Fink is a garrulous traveling salesman, the most likeable, stable character in the picture.  Then comes the plot twist to end all plot twists, which plunges Barton Fink into a surreal nightmare.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
130 Ratings
130 Ratings

89% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.6/10
  • Fresh 51
  • Rotten 6

Critics Consensus: Twisty and unsettling, the Coen brothers' satirical tale of a 1940s playwright struggling with writer's block is packed with their trademark sense of humor and terrific performances from its cast.

17+ COMMON SENSE

Bizarre Hollywood dream factory. Teens only.

Information

Studio
20th Century Fox
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright
© 1991 Circle Films, Inc.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo)
Additional
French (Stereo), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.
SDH
Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing refer to subtitles in the original language with the addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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