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Cookie's Fortune Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Full of local flavor.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 1, 2000
When you get past the subtle flourishes, the warmth generated by the ensemble, and the individual character marvels, Cookie's Fortune is so slight a work it's amazing it was ever made at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 1, 2000
One well-telegraphed disclosure is heartwarmingly self-congratulatory, the other genealogical bombshell totally inconsequential.
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Unfortunately falls into Altman's pile of disappointments.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
There are no real surprises and the twists that Altman throws us seem cooked up at the last minute and wind up uninteresting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
The problem with a story that relies almost exclusively on small talk is that they don't call it "small" talk for nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 21, 2010
Despite some lovely performances (though, sad to say, Patricia Neal's isn't one of them) and charming moments, this meandering ensemble piece and its Tennessee Williams-ish finale is oddly out of character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 21, 2010
Despite several silly twists near the end, the acting is quite charming.
January 1, 2000
Cookie's Fortune is Robert Altman's sunniest film, a warm-hearted comedy that somehow manages to deal with death and murder charges without even containing a real villain.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
This movie delivers agreeable performances and a charming, amusing story that offers little in the way of substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A gently amusing, rural comedy of manners.
January 1, 2009
The deceptively modest Cookie's Fortune may or not be Robert Altman's best film in years, but it is certainly his most pleasurable.
January 1, 2000
It may be Altman's most successful piece of art.
Full Review | Original Score: high +2 out of -4..+4
July 21, 2010
Most of what transpires is low-key, affectionate comedy and a fair amount of fun.
May 26, 2006
Legendary director Robert Altman gives us a crime movie that somehow makes an old story seem fresh and funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Wryly funny.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
February 9, 2006
What's so distinctively charming is the easygoing tone, which manages to turn black comedy into a strangely gentle, touching and delicate affair.
January 1, 2000
More likely a footnote than a major chapter in [Altman's] career. But a charming and amusing footnote it is...
January 1, 2000
A simple and subtle, yet outrageous and intricate, comedy with the kind of inconsequential embellishments that make all Altman's best films ring so true.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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