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Crazy in Alabama Reviews

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Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
June 22, 2013
With its sluggish pace and awkward continuity, 'Crazy in Alabama' emerged as one of the most disappointing films released in 1999.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 4, 2010
OK, Antonio, you love your wife, but that doesn't mean you have to cast her.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
May 30, 2003
Banderas' direction is as unstable as an isotope on Three Mile Island.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Banderas directs capably enough to keep the film lively.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Roger Ebert
At the Movies
January 1, 2000
Crazy in Alabama is an ungainly fit of three stories that have no business being shoehorned into the same movie.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Moira MacDonald
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Too many scenes feel excessively underscored, either by Mark Snow's sentimental music, or by characters commenting on the action.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
The movie lacks in emotional coherence.
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Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Campy as a flick by Banderas' evident artistic mentor, Pedro Almódovar.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Stylistically uneven.

TNT's Rough Cut
January 1, 2000
Banderas has taken a brilliant novel and made a small movie with lots of bright moments.
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Griffith's performance is daffy and endearing, but the twisted comedy of her half of the tale eventually drives the movie right off the rails.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Melanie Griffith makes it a husband - and - wife triumph with an appealing lead performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Tom Long
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Crazy in Alabama manages to be both sweeping and small, quirky and sincere, and offers Melanie Griffith her best role in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Crazy in Alabama is a genuinely fine, albeit lost-in-time, movie.
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Newsday
January 1, 2000
Watching Crazy in Alabama is like dating someone with a split personality, each side of which is competing jealously for your attention.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
The sweetly endearing craziness of Griffith is an effective contrast to the quiet intensity of Black, who was so wonderful in Sling Blade.
| Original Score: 3/4
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Banderas needs to stick to his day job after this one.
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
It's troubling to watch it stray and ramble as first-time director Antonio Banderas struggles to pull disparate elements together.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ron Dicker
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
There are a lot of movies struggling to get out of Crazy in Alabama, and most of them are bad.
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 1, 2000
A sharp eye and direction from Antonio Banderas and a captivating performance by Melanie Griffith.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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