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Year
1987
Runtime
94 min.
Director
Joel Coen
Genres
Crime, Drama, Romance, Comedy
Rating *
7.4
Votes *
92,585
Checks
21,352
Favs
1,310
Dislikes
153
Favs/checks
6.1% (1:16)
Favs/dislikes
9:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    If I never really rated Raising Arizona as highly as I did other Coen Bros. efforts, it may because it's such a screechy film. There is a LOT of comedy screaming, which I find annoying. But it's motivated by the fact the story is about stealing a baby, and in true Coens fashion, the themes run to that. It's no coincidence that John Goodman's escape convict bursts out of the muddy ground screaming, and keeps screaming as he pulls his "brother" out of the hole feet first. He's a big baby, one Nick Cage and Holly Hunter's new parents inherit at the same time as their perfect angel. They have disrupted the natural order and all hell breaks loose as a result. Dumb criminals, strange happenings, quirky characters, perfect shots... it's a Coen picture; I can't be too irritated by it no matter the volume level. 3 years 3 months ago
  2. Dieguito's avatar

    Dieguito

    Probably the best movie done by Nicolas Cage, together with Wild at Heart from Lynch. He should thanks those directors all days or he would't have a career.. 7 years 9 months ago
  3. Yousef Mousa's avatar

    Yousef Mousa

    This is just another example of why I love the Coens 4 years 10 months ago
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