Barton Fink

Movie review by Kelly Kessler, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Bizarre Hollywood dream factory. Teens only.

R 1991 116 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+
This movie’s content is similar to Christopher Nolan’s Insomnia, where nearly all the violence is alluded to or shown post-attack. There’s a lot less of it in this movie, however. You see a dead body in bed for about a minute, and people are bloodlessly shot. Very intense and surreal movie.
age 15+


Barton Fink is simply amazing, it will leave you breathless, and should be mandatory viewing for any movie buff. It is one of the most thought provoking movies i have ever seen, there are many interpretations of what this movie is saying, and what you thought everything meant symbolically. This movie is for people who want to think, if you want to watch mindless violence and action, look elsewhere, but Barton Fink, nonetheless is a thought provoking and amazing movie. Go out and rent it right now.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

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