DVD - 2005
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A midwestern policewoman investigates a series of brutal and interconnected crimes. Steadily, she tightens the net on the killers and their accomplices in a kidnapping scheme gone wildly wrong.

Publisher: Santa Monica, CA :, MGM Home Entertainment,, [2005]
Edition: Special edition widescreen version
ISBN: 0792858050
Branch Call Number: 7.914 Fa
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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Aug 14, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Interesting ans watchable, but the gratuitous violence isn't as necessary as the producers think.

Apr 25, 2014
  • Libraryman1_0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is on my list of favorite films Ive seen and what can I say, except how much I loved FARGO! Wonderful cinematography as you really get the feel you're on those wintery highways set in the film. My favorite character is Frances Mc Dormand as Marge Gunderson. She is a believable heroine as the lady officer who also happens to be pregnant. I also liked the Steve Buschemi role of the smaller put upon killer, and he brings many of his trademark wittiscisms. Graphic and brutal at times, and yes the constant usage of the word ya can be annoying to some,the central core is the story that's told and takes time to allow you to invest in the characters, and the situations. If you're looking for an excellent must see film, then I recommend FARGO!

Mar 25, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

As much as I liked "No Country For Old Men," this is really the film the Coens should have won best picture for (suck it "English Patient"). And Cuba Gooding Jr. taking home best supporting actor over William H. Macy is one of the more egregious mistakes in Oscar history. Soon to be a show on FX.

Nov 07, 2013
  • SusannahElf rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This movie would be great for someone(like me) who likes the intensity of Quentin Tarantino but just can't stomach the amorality. In the middle of all this mayhem, the Coen brothers put in a moral compass with Frances McDormand's brilliant sheriff. Also, the is an "extra" feature called Minnesota Nice, about how strangely polite and weirdly civil the citizens in the movie behave. To me, they just seemed like normal, everyday Canadians! Exotic!

Jul 19, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The featurette extra stated that it was not really based on a true story. Anyway, well deserved Oscar winner for screen play about a bunch of ordinary small town folks from all walks of life caught in the path of two psychopaths hired by a nitwit to fake the kidnapping of his wife for money. Still very much enjoyed after watched this film multiple times before.

Jul 15, 2013
  • AdlerC rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Though the subject matter is quite serious, this movie is very comical. What I find with the Coen brothers is that their movies always involve a plot or plan by some character in the movie and then the plan goes terribly awry. This one those movies but with a dark comical twist to it. The acting is very impressive by the entire cast, especially by Frances Mcdormand who steals the show. She plays one of the toughest and smartest police characters I have see in a movie. Highly recommended!

Apr 20, 2013

The lone copy from LORAIN/Main Library is unplayable. The disc is scratched badly and seems to possibly be warped by heat or something.

Apr 02, 2013
  • blueskies100 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The first time I watched this movie, I thought it was a true story. But it was so funny, I was forced to laugh. The accents and sayings add to the character of the movie ya know eh.

Feb 25, 2012
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Truly a really great movie. A must see for all.

Feb 25, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A++ MOVIE!!!!! Great movie. Great performance a must see for all.

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Apr 12, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

Apr 12, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Apr 12, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.


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Sep 18, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

(Jerry) All right. I'll talk to my boss. See, they install that TruCoat at the factory. There's nothing we can do. But I'll talk to my boss.

(man) These guys here. These guys. It's always the same. It's always more.
…..(Went to another office and chit-chat on plans for the weekend...)
(Jerry) He says I can knock $ off that TruCoat. One hundred?

man) You lied to me, Mr Lundegaard. You're a bald-faced liar. … Where's my goddamn chequebook. Let's get this over with.

Sep 18, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

(man) We sat right here in this room and went over this.
(Jerry) Yah, but that TruCoat...
(man) I said I didn't want any TruCoat.
(Jerry) Yah, but I'm saying, that TruCoat, you don't get it, you get oxidation problems...
(man) You're sitting there talking in circles like we didn't go over this already.
(Jerry) Yeah, but this TruCoat...
(man) We had a deal … Darned if you didn't tell me you'd get me this car without the sealant for …
(Jerry) All right, I'm not saying I didn't.
(man) You called me and said you had it. "Ready to make delivery" you says. And here you are and you're wasting my time and my wife's time. And I'm paying $ xyz for this vehicle here.

Apr 12, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Gaear Grimsrud: You're a smooth smoothie, you know?


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Apr 12, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over


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Apr 12, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of pregnant Marge Gunderson.

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