Adam’s review published on Letterboxd:
Though it may be littered with unbelievable, unrealistic characters who react to perilous situations with such blissful unawareness, The Big Lebowski is one of the most downright entertaining, funny, and unique films I've seen.
There is a lot present here - comedy, mystery, trickery, and deception - that it may be overwhelming, but having the main character be laid-back, one which the audience can watch and do so joyfully was a great idea. Without question, the film's brilliance serves to underpin its humility.
There are countless layers to this film, some of them are about the sociopolitical state of 90s America, while others are simply about a dude who just wants to get his rug back.
It's flamboyant, spontaneous, and just downright fun. Its perfect casting, a great soundtrack filled with music from the decade, and signature Coen writing make for a great ride that is sure to delight any film-goer. The Dude abides.