Arkansas Reviews

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February 9, 2021
Arkansas is a blend of affectionate, easy going and satisfying - not something I expected to write regarding a film focusing on American drug-runners.
November 25, 2020
Think of it as a Southern-fried drug running, violent yet funny stepbrother of a Cohen Brothers movie. The performances are solid but the movie itself isn't award-winning.
September 16, 2020
Like most dark comedies in the same vein as Fargo, trouble in 'Arkansas' starts with one body and goes downhill until Frog himself has to step in to deal with things. And, no one wants that.
August 6, 2020
Arkansas is a try-hard exercise in overly self-aware cleverness.
July 21, 2020
Despite the strong cast, Arkansas is mostly just recycled scenarios from better movies that fail to create much of an original impact when strung together.
July 21, 2020
[T]his offbeat crime movie loses momentum and focus because the lengthy flashbacks take away from the here and now.
July 18, 2020
A real disappointment.
July 14, 2020
Feeling like a relic from the wave of '90s crime ensembles that followed in Tarantino's wake, Arkansas not only squanders some good talent, it's a tragic waste of a fine book.
July 10, 2020
As a collection of smart-mouthed southern ne'er-do-wells, Arkansas amuses, but as a showcase for colourful 70s menswear, it excels.
June 26, 2020
Finds its stride in its offbeat quirkiness featuring a five-act structure that juggles its goofy characters and mixes up criss-crossing timelines in a meandering road trip soup right out of the Joel and Ethan Coen playbook.
June 12, 2020
Arkansas in many ways feels more like a play or a talk show than a movie, and... it can be very funny when there doesn't seem much to laugh at.
May 27, 2020
'Arkansas' is obnoxious, faux-quirky, and too clever by half. It feels like it was lifted directly from the wave of post-'Pulp Fiction' scuzz movies that arose in the late 1990s, but without the wit.
May 18, 2020
The best way I can describe this film is it's a Southern-fried thriller by way of Fargo.
May 15, 2020
An atmospheric and at times darkly hilarious Southern crime picture, and one of the better films to arrive in the quarantine era.
May 13, 2020
What could have been a menacing mystery ends up being little better than a quirky pickle or two.
May 12, 2020
While Arkansas may have aspired to have some Coen Brothers or Quentin Tarantino-esque flavor, Clark Duke's first outing is an uneven, at times entertaining, and often exasperating, corn-pone crime-drama.
May 12, 2020
With its brooding tone of tired inevitability, his Arkansas knows exactly how to find drama and sentiment in what could otherwise just be a dour path to the inevitable.
May 12, 2020
It's quirky, lively, and diverting for a little while, but then it really just drags.
May 12, 2020
[Clark Duke] shows some promise as a director and maybe even more so as a screenwriter, but it goes on too long, it is unevenly paced, and it seems to end a few times.
May 12, 2020
Somehow it does have a sort of distinctive tang... It doesn't quite add up to a full meal despite being overlong, but it has a kind of ambling, affectionate weirdness to it.
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