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February 9, 2017
This movie solely belongs to Jeff Bridges due to his witty southern charm and creative music that he brings to the screen. There are a couple familiar themes here, but Crazy Heart delivers enough substance to not only entertain, but inspire as well
January 2, 2017
Great performance from Jeff Bridges. Best "drunk" actor ever!
December 27, 2016
Very strong lead performances set the film apart. The wild one goes steady and the ending is reassuringly unschmaltzy.
December 5, 2016
Great character study but it does feel like a copy of The Wrestler.
½ November 4, 2016
Despite great performances, the story takes the easy choice almost every step of the way and often verges on the cliche.
August 19, 2016
The ending was moving. The writing was pretty sloppy other than that. The acting was okay.
May 7, 2016
Jeff Bridges gives a brilliant performance as a burnt out exll problem everything country singer; it's just sad the material can't live up to his performance as the movie soon becomes a "Tender Mercies " ripoff.
March 14, 2016
Jeff Bridges is one of my favourite actors, and this role is tailor-made for him. Most of this film was great, but the ending was a bit disappointing.
December 24, 2015
Bridges and Gyllenhal elevate otherwise dreary, predictable material.
December 15, 2015
A nearly note-perfect character study about a middle-aged, alcoholic country singer (Jeff Bridges) trying to eke out a living playing his old hits in small-town bowling alleys and bars. He meets a nice woman; he fights with his manager about the gigs and about being the opening act for a rising star singer who used to be a member of his band, when he had a band. Those are essentially the only plot points -- the story is simple and straightforward. The real appeal in this film is Bridges's performance. He totally inhabits this character. He's a decent guy with some serious talent and some serious flaws. We see him recognize a good thing in the woman he meets, but he isn't ready yet to straighten up. He's neither hero nor villain; he's just struggling, like all of us.
½ December 13, 2015
Crazy Heart is a rugged, deliberately slow film about recovery. Jeff Bridges is fantastic as a burned out, alcoholic country singer and Maggie Gyllenhaal is pretty good too, but the movie is too conventional to be anything other than an acting showcase.
Super Reviewer
½ October 28, 2015
Even though somehow similar to it, The Wrestler came out as a hard punch while this one feels more like a soft country song that benefits a lot from Jeff Bridges' outstanding performance and turns out to be a satisfying yet unoriginal drama.
October 4, 2015
A story of a war-torn alpha male, his musk fading - trying to do a little house work (in the vein of "The Wrestler"). Somewhat safe, somewhat mute, but also well-acted and pretty well scored. The minuses may win out here, but the pluses give them a decent run for their money.
August 10, 2015
Familiar story and sometimes moves a bit slow but a great performance by Bridges makes this one to remember
July 11, 2015
Besides the supporting cast - Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell and Robert Duvall - Jeff Bridges' performance and showcased country singing talents drives the drama that thoughtfully present the meaning of a musician flame in life and song as it keeps a little distance apart from the slow flowing of the pace. (B+)

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June 24, 2015
Very real feeling to it. From the music to the heavy drinking hard to separate reality & fiction. Awesome cast and story. Must watch
June 17, 2015
Wow... I severely underrated this film when I first saw it. Beautiful.
½ June 4, 2015
This is absolutely one of the finest acting jobs I've ever seen! Congratulations Jeff Bridges.
½ May 30, 2015
A very familiar "by the numbers" movie saved by Jeff Bridge's amazing performance. And, it is amazing.
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