• R, 1 hr. 43 min.
  • Drama, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Wayne Kramer
    In Theaters:
    Nov 26, 2003 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 27, 2004
  • Lions Gate Films

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The Cooler Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

September 7, 2011
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

"The Cooler" is a complex 'small' movie that packs a big punch.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: B

May 11, 2009
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A sweet underdog romantic dramedy...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

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.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B

December 28, 2008
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 3/4

December 27, 2007

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 6, 2005

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 6, 2005
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Alec Baldwin se encarga de que Shelly sea por lejos el personaje más interesante de esta historia (...)

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 3/5

September 19, 2005

Bullz-Eye.com

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 5, 2005
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

A curious mix of thug violence, romance, and whimsy.

Full Review | Original Score: B+

October 14, 2004
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com

Full Review Source: tonymedley.com | Original Score: 7/10

October 7, 2004
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

... a postmodern noir that relies as much on audience complicity as the cleverness of the scam.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: A

August 25, 2004
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald

Not the most thrilling nor plausible story you'll ever see, but it does have an earthy charm.

Full Review Source: Oregon Herald | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 13, 2004
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

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.

Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland) | Original Score: 3/5

August 5, 2004
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus

One not to miss.

Full Review Source: FilmFocus | Original Score: 85/100

July 20, 2004
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

June 19, 2004

Empire Magazine

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

June 18, 2004

BBC.com

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 3/5

May 25, 2004
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

Entertaining and well off the beaten path.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

May 14, 2004
Alex Ramirez
Cinenganos

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

April 26, 2004
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Variety
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David Denby
New Yorker
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August 1, 2004
Jesse Hassenger
PopMatters
January 9, 2004

Boston Phoenix
December 20, 2003

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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December 19, 2003
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