Crazy Heart Reviews

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January 16, 2018
Crazy Heart is a wonderful picture that will immediately affect you and hold your interest to the very end.
November 17, 2011
February 19, 2010
Crazy Heart feels familiar, even comforting, offering few surprises but a wealth of lovingly crafted, immaculately judged, wholly authentic emotion.
February 19, 2010
This turn from the perennially settled and contented Bridges is pure acting. It is the best performance of the past 12 months, and indeed possibly the next.
February 19, 2010
A wonderfully easy, confident and muscular performance from Jeff Bridges - so easy, confident and muscular that it doesn't look like acting at all - saves this movie from being pure sentimental mush.
February 19, 2010
It's not possible to flaw Bridges here. Akin to Falstaff, the detail of his characterisation - from stagger to cough to swagger to song - is fascinating. But he needs more thorough contextualisation to fly.
February 19, 2010
You'd have to be crazier than Joaquin Phoenix to see this film as ground-breaking. But when it's good, it ain't too bad at all.
January 27, 2010
Cooper lets you experience Blake's gradual reawakening right along with him, and Bridges' superb performance -- not the slight plot -- carries the weight.
January 27, 2010
This performance reminds us that Bridges is that rare actor who has never had to make that apology. Crazy Heart lets him be every bit as grand as we'd hope him to be.
January 22, 2010
The movie belongs entirely to Bridges, who won the Golden Globe for best actor in a drama. His inimitable Jeff-isms have never been more endearing - the sloppy gait, the whiskey glass balanced on his chest, his general air of discombobulation.
January 20, 2010
Crazy Heart is a familiar tune, but the harmonies reverberate.
January 15, 2010
When a movie offers you a couple of hours with a drunk, he better be a charmer. And even then, it's a gamble; we've all known charming drunks, but a little can go a long way. Fortunately for Crazy Heart, it has Jeff Bridges, who brings enough charm and ve
January 15, 2010
In a musical genre where emotional authenticity is essential, Bridges is a great enough actor to make us believe these songs could be his own.
January 15, 2010
It's a bit too easy, a bit too familiar, and maybe even a bit too much fun. But the easy magic Bridges brings to the screen makes it all work.
January 15, 2010
Some goodwill evaporates in the final reel, when a few false endings lead to a choice that's not the best one for Crazy Heart, but the generosity of Bridge's performance puts us in a forgiving mood.
January 14, 2010
Hand the Oscar to Jeff Bridges right now, and let's be done with it.
January 8, 2010
Jeff Bridges finds the perfect vehicle for his lazy charm and bitter irony in the role of Bad Blake, a washed-up country star trying to climb out of the bottle and put his life back together.
January 7, 2010
First-time writer/director Cooper is a rare talent; he knows how to keep his story fine-boned and small, and to write a truly complex, troubled character who nonetheless enters our hearts.
January 7, 2010
You've seen Crazy Heart before -- many, many times, actually -- but it doesn't much matter.
December 25, 2009
Jeff Bridges' portrayal of broken-down, liquored-up country singer Bad Blake may be the best of his career, and that's saying something.
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