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Burn After Reading

by Sian Ruddick
Issue No. 2123

This film verges on spoof. Two scatty gym workers find the autobiography of a recently sacked FBI agent and attempt to bribe and blackmail him while selling the information to Russian intelligence.

The FBI make many mistakes including killing the wrong people. The ridiculous story line masks any light jabs at the incompetence of US intelligence services.

Burn After Reading
Directed by the Coen brothers
Out from 17 October

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Tue 14 Oct 2008, 18:24 BST
Issue No. 2123
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