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The Cooler Reviews

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Cole Smithey
May 11, 2009
"The Cooler" is a complex 'small' movie that packs a big punch.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A sweet underdog romantic dramedy...
Emanuel Levy
December 28, 2008
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 | Original Score: B
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
Avoid this film. It will eat your soul and vomit black bile in your face.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
September 19, 2005
Alec Baldwin se encarga de que Shelly sea por lejos el personaje más interesante de esta historia (...)
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 3, 2005
A pointless, money-depleting waste of time to be avoided at all costs.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 14, 2004
A curious mix of thug violence, romance, and whimsy.
Full Review| Original Score: B+
Jay Antani
Los Angeles Alternative
September 30, 2004
The Cooler is too earnest a morality tale, saddled with derivative characters, to heat up much sympathy or interest.
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 25, 2004
... a postmodern noir that relies as much on audience complicity as the cleverness of the scam.
| Original Score: A
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
August 13, 2004
Not the most thrilling nor plausible story you'll ever see, but it does have an earthy charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
August 5, 2004
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Utichi
July 20, 2004
One not to miss.
| Original Score: 85/100
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
June 16, 2004
Macy wears his habitual hangdog expression like a cheap, crumpled suit that's been slept in a few too many times
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
May 14, 2004
Entertaining and well off the beaten path.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Alex Ramirez
April 26, 2004
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
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
April 8, 2004
Macy performs this familiar role as adroitly as ever...but [doesn't] exactly break any new ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
March 17, 2004
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 10, 2004
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 26, 2004
'Un buen trabajo fílmico que vale la pena disfrutar por sus valores técnicos, estéticos y actorales, que son muchos'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Mckay
February 21, 2004
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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