Raising Arizona Reviews

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.
August 16, 2001
[A] Coen brothers comedy that's woven out of deliciously loopy characters.
August 16, 2001
The laughs keep coming courtesy of the many slapstick highlights that litter this fast and furious action comedy.
January 1, 2000
A wacky, happy, daring, darkly comic tale of parenting outside the law.
January 1, 2000
What we have here is a film shot down by its own forced and mannered style.