By Sian Ruddick
Downloading PDF. Please wait... Issue 2123

Burn After Reading

This article is over 15 years, 6 months old
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.
Issue 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

Topics

Sign up for our daily email update ‘Breakfast in Red’

Make a donation to Socialist Worker

Help fund the resistance
One-off