"The Cooler" is a complex 'small' movie that packs a big punch.
| Original Score: B
A sweet underdog romantic dramedy...
What elevates this Vegas-set drama above the routine is the high-caliber acting of William H. Macy, Maria Bello, and especially Alex Baldwin, who received a well-deserved Oscar nomination.
Avoid this film. It will eat your soul and vomit black bile in your face.
| Original Score: F
Alec Baldwin se encarga de que Shelly sea por lejos el personaje más interesante de esta historia (...)
| Original Score: 3/5
A pointless, money-depleting waste of time to be avoided at all costs.
| Original Score: D
A curious mix of thug violence, romance, and whimsy.
| Original Score: B+
The Cooler is too earnest a morality tale, saddled with derivative characters, to heat up much sympathy or interest.
| Original Score: 2/5
... a postmodern noir that relies as much on audience complicity as the cleverness of the scam.
| Original Score: A
Not the most thrilling nor plausible story you'll ever see, but it does have an earthy charm.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
The odds of things falling so much in someone's favour like they do here are ridiculously remote, but this neon fairytale is worth throwing your money away on.
One not to miss.
| Original Score: 85/100
Macy wears his habitual hangdog expression like a cheap, crumpled suit that's been slept in a few too many times
Entertaining and well off the beaten path.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Una de esas cintas que deja un sabor de boca intenso y grato, que mejora conforme pasan las horas desde que se vio.
| Original Score: 4/5
Macy performs this familiar role as adroitly as ever...but [doesn't] exactly break any new ground.
| Original Score: 4/5
William H. Macy is the ultimate loser and Alec Baldwin is an old school casino boss in director Wayne Kramer's near-perfect feature debut.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
The Las Vegas Kramer portrays in The Cooler is one that's derived from Scorsese but the wonderful, queasy mixture of violence and humor is Kramer's own.
'Un buen trabajo fílmico que vale la pena disfrutar por sus valores técnicos, estéticos y actorales, que son muchos'
| Original Score: 3/4
Macy proves himself leading man material once again in The Cooler- even if he gets the show nearly stolen out from under him by Alec Baldwin.