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The Cooler Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
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
EmanuelLevy.Com
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
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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

Bullz-Eye.com
July 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 14, 2004
A curious mix of thug violence, romance, and whimsy.
Full Review| Original Score: B+
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
October 7, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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
FilmFocus
July 20, 2004
One not to miss.
| Original Score: 85/100
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
June 19, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Empire Magazine
June 18, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

BBC.com
May 25, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
May 14, 2004
Entertaining and well off the beaten path.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Alex Ramirez
Cinenganos
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
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
June 10, 2008
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
August 14, 2004
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David Denby
New Yorker
August 1, 2004
Jesse Hassenger
PopMatters
January 9, 2004

Boston Phoenix
December 20, 2003
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 19, 2003
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