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1001 Movies Club - Raising Arizona (1987)
#761. Raising Arizona (1987)
Why It's In The Book: "The film is as fervently and intelligently in love with tacky excess... the aura of heady hysteria is sustained with considerable expertise, not least in the perfectly pitched performances"-1001 Movies You must See Before You Die
"Of all the Coen films, this one is the most quotable, the one filled with lines that seem suitable in a variety of situations."
"This film doesn't take place in any kind of recognizable reality as much as it does in the heightened, prison-crazed mind of the lead."
"Raising Arizona is a different kind of comedy and it is still one of my favorite Coen Brothers' films."
"There are a lot of places this could have gone wrong. It all could have been too broad, too ridiculous. The Coens manage to keep it real, and make a pretty good film out of it."
"A humorous farce of the highest order, with pitch-perfect performances and a solid script that dares to go where few comedies have the guts to."
Klaus Ming - 7/10
"Raising Arizona is filled with extraordinary characters odd humor and interesting musical choices – all
of which have since become hallmarks of Coen Brothers films"
"...he awkwardly hoists himself out of sludge, and stands triumphant...body dripping in mud and shit. Call it the Anti-Shawshank. Such moments will make some laugh. Such moments will make others reach for the remote..."
"Despite having an incredible 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and a better than average 7.5 on IMDb, our 1001 Must See Club spoke of this with so much disdain that I was looking forward to ranting about this in my review. Sadly, I instead found an innocuously pleasant, entertaining couple hours."
"It's Newton's Third Law observed in film-making. For every moment of pure comedic wit and voice, there is John Goodman's yelling or the film-making equivalent of it."
Branden - 6/10
"I believe that my previous love of this movie has waned a bit."
"This film is about as plot-thin as they come, but the fact that it contains any entertainment value whatsoever is a testament to the filmmakers and the performers."
Fey - 6/10
"It felt like a comedy made by someone still trying to find their voice and was very rough in some parts."
Univarn - 5/10
"While I didn't much care for it, I wouldn't recommend against seeing it. It's that knowledge that no matter how much I didn't care for it, I recognize that there are plenty of people (just look at the IMDB score) that will love every moment of it."
Blake - 3/10
"I did not understand the humor for the most part. The only actor who illicited an audible laugh was Holly Hunter, whom I thought was marvelous."