Clooney's first tango with the Coen Brothers gave him an early hit with this offbeat, hilarious caper.
A canny update of Homer's
is set in the Great Depression of 1937. Clooney plays the brilliantly-named Everett Ulysses McGill who, along with Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson) and Pete (John Turturro), is serving time on a prison chain gang. Together, they go on a quest to track down a $1.2m bounty.
A stylish, nutty quest movie,
is gloriously barmy - which is exactly why we like it.