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The Big Lebowski

  R HD Closed Captioning

Joel Coen

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Plot Summary

The hilariously twisted comedy-thriller stars Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Julianne Moore. Join the "Dude" and his bowling buddies on their journey that blends unforgettable characters, kidnapping, a case of mistaken identity and White Russians. Enter the visually unique and entertaining world from the creative minds of the Coen brothers and remember: the Dude abides.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 87
  • Fresh: 70
  • Rotten: 17
  • Average Rating: 7.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: This plot need not be taken too seriously. Watching it amble along is enough of a treat, since the Coens populate this story with oddballs and bowling balls of such comic variety. – Janet Maslin, New York Times, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: Adds up to considerably less than the sum of its often scintillating parts. – Todd McCarthy, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: A genial spoof about life on the unhinged margins of L.A. that's a lot more carefully constructed than it pretends to be. – Andrew O'Hehir,, Nov 7, 2007

Fresh: [The Coens] rummaged through political and personal history for the underpinnings of this Los Angeles caper, from 1998, sending up, with rueful astonishment, the American way of war. – Richard Brody, New Yorker, Oct 12, 2015

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Customer Reviews

Walter Sobchak Rules

Oh ya? Well thats just like, your opinion Man.

If you haven't seen this movie-your obviously not a golfer.

This is one of the greatest movies of ALL TIME. And certainly the best comedy. I haven't meet a person who hasn't loved it. The Dude is awesome (or el duderino if you're not into the whole berevity thing). This is a timeless classic that I could watch over and over again and still laugh.


John Goodman's greatest performance of his career. The role Jeff Bridges was born to play. Tara Reid is actually hot. It's the perfect movie, my friend. The Dude abides.

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 1998

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