Despite the unexplained strangeness of its beginning and the placidly casual inconclusiveness of its ending, A Serious Man is probably my favourite Cohen Brothers film and it might be their best. The picture is as blackly humorous as it is profound and it's as measured and restrained as it is relentless. The ensemble cast is perfect; the performances all are extremely marvelous and I was as entertained and engaged as I was distressed and disturbed. A Serious Man is admirably well-written, excellently well-performed and skillfully well-executed. It's also thought-provokingly existential, artistically shot and richly told. This film's a wonderfully worthwhile experience and a very recommended one. Especially if you're serious. And if you're Jewish.
Directed by The Cohen Brothers