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Based on 36 Critics
critic reviews ( 3 )
  • Wayne Kramer, who co-wrote the scrappy script with Frank Hannah, makes a potent directing debut and strikes gold with the cast. show more

  • The Cooler is small-scale moviemaking about small-scale lives. But it's big in all the right ways. show more

  • A refreshing throwback to another era of moviemaking: This movie was poured from the bottle, not one of those bar regulator machines. It's got the kick, style and flavor of a straight-up story, before movies were watered down with the opinions of marketers, lawyers and committee heads. show more

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