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Raising Arizona Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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.
January 14, 2013
Raising Arizona is no big deal, but it has a rambunctious charm.
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
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.
March 13, 2009
Sharp, inventive and hilarious, with a marvellous cast of Coen regulars.
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
An entertaining, energetic, and stylish comedy about a simple but loving couple who long to be parents.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 24, 2006
Starting from a point of delirious excess, the film leaps into dark and virtually uncharted territory to soar like a comet.
March 10, 2005
This is one of the funniest things I've ever seen!
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
October 14, 2004
The film is loaded with marvelous slapstick sequences and quirky character humor. While some viewers may find it too eccentric or too ready to make fun of blue collar America, most will find its comic surprises and unpredictable narrative to be most fulfi
| Original Score: 4/5
August 27, 2004
A highly original and funny film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 18, 2004
Nic Cage may never be better.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
March 11, 2004
It's funny, but is it good? Like all the Coen brothers' work, it somehow lords itself over its audience.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 20, 2003
Like Blood Simple, it's full of technical expertise but has no life of its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 20, 2003
Great early film from the Coen Brothers. Hilarious, and some of Cage's best material.
| Original Score: 4/5
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