Crazy in Alabama Reviews

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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.
January 1, 2000
Because the civil rights sections are somber and serious and the Lucille sections exaggerated and giddy, Crazy in Alabama never finds any cohesive tone.
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.
January 1, 2000
Mr. Banderas fills his movie with lots of overbearingly stylized imagery. The results are something like a big-budget student film.
January 1, 2000
Connecting Lucille's actions with the boy's in a way that makes sense is a challenge that first-time director Antonio Banderas and screenwriter Mark Childress fail to meet.
January 1, 2000
Funny, eccentric and touchingly just.
January 1, 2000
Of course, it's probably foolhardy to expect logic or realism from a movie with the word 'crazy' in the title.
January 1, 2000
Crazy in Alabama is an ungainly fit of three stories that have no business being shoehorned into the same movie.
January 1, 2000
Too many scenes feel excessively underscored, either by Mark Snow's sentimental music, or by characters commenting on the action.
January 1, 2000
There are a lot of movies struggling to get out of Crazy in Alabama, and most of them are bad.
January 1, 2000
As for Griffith, it's the best role she's had since Working Girl.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Banderas proves that you can successfully make a film that doesn't relate directly to you, simply if the underlying themes are felt deeply enough.
January 1, 2000
A key problem is that the Lucille storyline just doesn't work.
January 1, 2000
When it comes to pacing, Banderas is hopeless.
January 1, 2000
Melanie Griffith's presence causing the upbeat portion of Mark Childress' story to drag its feet, the movie tips out of kilter.
January 1, 2000
Crazy in Alabama ends up in a state of confusions.
January 1, 2000
Banderas directs capably enough to keep the film lively.
January 1, 2000
The movie lacks in emotional coherence.
January 1, 2000
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