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Crazy Heart Reviews

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
October 30, 2012
With great performances from Bridges and Gyllenhaal, Crazy Heart is a winner and a must-see.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.0/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joshua Starnes
March 18, 2011
Bridges' worn down country singer is as well realized as any character he's ever done. It may take a while to get going, and to develop, and to wrap up, but there's enough meat to make Crazy Heart worthwhile, even if it is made to last a while.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
January 31, 2011
Played by a gracefully aging Jeff Bridges, Bad is an older, greasier and groggier version of The Dude
Cris Kennedy
July 4, 2010
Barry Markowitz's camerawork at times captures the hazy heat of the American southwest, giving it a sepia-toned warmth, while this grainy wash gives Blake's late-night bender scenes a green-about-the-gills feel.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Sean Axmaker
April 26, 2010
Jeff Bridges finally won his Oscar for Crazy Heart and it was well-earned indeed.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 24, 2010
A solid (if unremarkable) script presented in a straightforward, restrained manner but enlivened by naturalistic, honest acting, Crazy Heart is more than the sum of its parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
April 15, 2010
It isn't perfect and it isn't wholly original in terms of narrative, but the film has a warm heart and a depth of performance that makes it deserving of recommendation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
April 2, 2010
If not for the performance of Jeff Bridges, this tedious flick wouldn't be nearly as involving.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
March 31, 2010
The simple story of a Merle Haggard-type has been who falls in love with a younger reporter is aided greatly by excellent songs and dazzling performances by Jeff Bridges and Colin Farrell.
Full Review | Original Score: B
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 14, 2010 aggressively uneven piece of work that would hardly be worth mentioning were it not for the efforts of Bridges and his stellar cast mates...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
March 12, 2010
[Bridges] fully inhabits Blake, slowly revealing the bone-weariness of this singer's extended road trips and even more extended drinking binges.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Cynthia Fuchs
March 11, 2010
As he comes to face consequences of this recklessness, Bad sees that his badness - his success and also the limits on it - are also shaped by the business he's in.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 5, 2010
Tem a sorte de trazer um Jeff Bridges mais do que inspirado em seu centro -- caso contrário, poderia perfeitamente ter se tornado uma produção mais apropriada para a televisão.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

March 5, 2010
If you're not fond of country music (I'm not), then Crazy Heart may sound like the kind of cracker-barrel movie you should avoid. Bridges will change your mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
March 5, 2010
If you adore country music and have actually been in a band, you'll love Crazy Heart. Despite Bridges' brilliance, non-aficionados might find it underwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jackie K. Cooper
March 2, 2010
The role of a lifetime for Jeff Bridges and he plays it to perfection
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Rob Gonsalves
February 21, 2010
It took an Oscar-chasing role tailored for Bridges to win him this belated respect; the movie itself is hardly worthy of him.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Weaving
February 20, 2010
What a treat to see and feel an independent American movie that sifts gently across the Western landscape with a heartfelt touch - albeit dusted over with a hazy drift of nostalgia.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nev Pierce
Empire Magazine
February 19, 2010
A phenomenal, heart-breaking performance from Jeff Bridges powers this simple but affecting redemption story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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