Crazy in Alabama Reviews

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Top Critic
March 19, 2002
January 1, 2000
Never has a woman been more lovingly directed by her real-life husband in a Hollywood film.
January 1, 2000
Campy as a flick by Banderas' evident artistic mentor, Pedro Almdovar.
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.
January 1, 2000
Despite some rough intertwining, Crazy is an impressive directing debut from Banderas.
January 1, 2000
Stylistically uneven.
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
Mr. Banderas fills his movie with lots of overbearingly stylized imagery. The results are something like a big-budget student film.
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
As for Griffith, it's the best role she's had since Working Girl.
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
Banderas directs capably enough to keep the film lively.
January 1, 2000
Unusual for a movie directed by an actor, a lot of the supporting performances in Crazy in Alabama are downright bad.
January 1, 2000
The director has assembled some good thesps and handles them well.
January 1, 2000
It's troubling to watch it stray and ramble as first-time director Antonio Banderas struggles to pull disparate elements together.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Crazy in Alabama needs to have been unified by a strong vision and style, and a shrewd, distinctive sense of humor.
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