Raising Arizona Reviews

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January 14, 2013
Raising Arizona is no big deal, but it has a rambunctious charm.
March 13, 2009
To their old fascination with Sunbelt pathology, to their side-winding Steadicam and pristine command of screen space, the Coens have added a robust humor, a plot that keeps outwitting expectations and a...dollop of sympathy for their forlorn kidnapers.
November 6, 2007
The cartoon vision of southwestern tackiness doesn't cut very deep, but the mise-en-scene is packed with clever clutter.
November 6, 2007
While film is filled with many splendid touches and plenty of yocks, it often doesn't hold together as a coherent story.
June 24, 2006
Starting from a point of delirious excess, the film leaps into dark and virtually uncharted territory to soar like a comet.
May 20, 2003
Like Blood Simple, it's full of technical expertise but has no life of its own.
July 7, 2017
Yes, the Coens are techno-brat showoffs, but when the show is this good, who cares?
January 30, 2017
In their first masterpiece, the Coens first delight with sheer kinetics, then dazzle with colorful colloquialisms & verbal voodoo, and eventually disarm you with the grace and guile through which they examine modern foibles, failures and forgiveness.
November 8, 2016
A non-stop chase movie filled with so much good humor it's like an all-expense paid trip to another planet.
March 21, 2010
The immense joy of this is in the realization that, for all their precision, Joel and Ethan Coen are essentially comic barnstormers rather than frigid ironists
March 13, 2009
Sharp, inventive and hilarious, with a marvellous cast of Coen regulars.
November 6, 2007
An entertaining, energetic, and stylish comedy about a simple but loving couple who long to be parents.
November 28, 2006
October 31, 2006
In a shrewdly calculated move to show their versatility, the Coens made this madcap comedy right after Blood Simple. If their debut was slow and spare, this one has breathneck pacing and hopping banter by terrific Holly Hunter and Nicolas Cage.
January 10, 2006
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March 10, 2005
This is one of the funniest things I've ever seen!
January 15, 2005
Raising Arizona... is an explosively clever and riotously funny exploration of fertility, homemaking, and the working class in the prisons and trailer parks of the desert southwest.
December 2, 2004
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