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Based on 32 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 48 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Even when you know what's coming, Crazy Heart haunts you like a classic country song. It's a mesmerizer. So is Bad Blake. This dude also abides. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Perhaps the idea of watching Jeff Bridges as a drunken, broken-down, down-on-his luck country music singer in Crazy Heart doesn't automatically sound appealing. But think this: "The Wrestler." With good songs. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Crazy Heart, based on a 1987 novel by Thomas Cobb, also has great music. Even if you're not a country music fan, the songs, by T Bone Burnett and the late Stephen Bruton, are infectious. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Crazy Heart is blessed with so many marvelous moments, lovely lines and vivid characters. show more

  • 100
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Crazy Heart is the real thing, and a real gem. show more

  • 100
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Gyllenhaal is charming and makes unexpected choices in her performance, but this is Bridges' show, and he's as Best Actor-worthy as he's ever been. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Crazy Heart lacks that spark of originality. So what Fox Searchlight has salvaged essentially is a highly watchable performance by Bridges, one of many he has furnished throughout a long career. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Jeff Bridges is a virtual certainty to win his first Oscar, after four nominations. show more

  • 88
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Can’t possibly deserve your close attention. Yet it does, with distilled honky-tonk poetry and generous good humor. It’s one of the year’s best, most deeply felt films. show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The music is terrific, as it should be in a movie where T Bone Burnett wrote the songs with Stephen Bruton. show more

  • February 11, 2011 rtdnewt
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    Write your review here... I cant be the first to think this, but I would swear that the Bowling ally, the first place he played in the movie, was the same bowling ally in "The Big Lewboski" did anyone else notice this, or am I wrong? I really liked the movie. Watched it 2 times. I'm looking forward to "True grit". And rumor is fast spreading for those "Dude" fans, that there's a Big Lewboski II in the works true or not? Rootin Tootin Danny Newton, Scottsdale, AZ

  • September 18, 2010 justinitalianmb
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    A descent movie that has great performances. 3/5

  • June 28, 2010 sherlen106
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    AWESOME MOVIE! I was so impressed with both Brydges and Farrell's singing talent. How does a young man from Dublin sound like a country boy from the USA? AMAZING! Brydges played the part of Bad PERFECTLY! His Daddy would be proud!

  • June 06, 2010 drarthurwells
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    Over-rated but a good movie. Demon drink has ruined many a life, but made others happy. Bridges does a fine (but not great) acting job. This is a 3 1/2 (out of 5). star movie, that I will rate as 3.

  • June 04, 2010 phe30101
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    Worse movie I have seen in years....if he couldn't have said GD there would be no dialogue.

  • April 22, 2010 Jojo22354
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    Very disappointing, expected him to make a big comeback as a singer, not a songwriter. He got sober, but he lost the girl.

  • April 14, 2010 TheFartChannel
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    movie was slow and about 30 minutes longer than needed. i didn't buy the pretty, skinny, healthy and much younger writer falling for jeff bridges' loser character . also, addicts are rarely sympathetic's hard to pull for them

  • March 28, 2010 reginabig
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    Almost 2 hours of chain smoking, gagging, alcohol abusing, puking, passed out on the bathroom floor Major Trama Drama and irresponsible behavior. I saw enough of that in real life to get any enjoyment out of a "well made/well acted" movie.

  • March 14, 2010 Lindajobie
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    I am not a big Jeff Bridges fan but did think this might be a good movie. I was disappointed in the music part of it and I thought alot of it was just plain disgusting.

  • March 12, 2010 GJB
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    Really enjoyed. The music is genuine country. Story line is simple but enjoyable. Oops used enjoyable again. Guess that's as far as I can go. Lots worse out there. JB winning Oscar - not sure. Liked MF in Invictus better.


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