Crazy Heart
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Bad Blake is a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who's had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. And yet, Bad can't help but reach for salvation with the help of Jean, a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician. As he struggles down the road of redemption, Bad learns the hard way just how tough life can be on one man's crazy heart.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Crazy Heart feels familiar, even comforting, offering few surprises but a wealth of lovingly crafted, immaculately judged, wholly authentic emotion."
‑ Tom Huddlestone, Time Out
"The movie belongs entirely to Bridges, who won the Golden Globe for best actor in a drama. His inimitable Jeff-isms have never been more endearing - the sloppy gait, the whiskey glass balanced on his chest, his general air of discombobulation."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"With great performances from Bridges and Gyllenhaal, Crazy Heart is a winner and a must-see."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"Played by a gracefully aging Jeff Bridges, Bad is an older, greasier and groggier version of The Dude"
‑ Matt Kelemen, Las Vegas CityLife
"Formidable acting talent aside, this is routine self-destruction-and-recovery TV movie material."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Cooper lets you experience Blake's gradual reawakening right along with him, and Bridges' superb performance -- not the slight plot -- carries the weight."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Crazy Heart is a familiar tune, but the harmonies reverberate."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Basically a live-action version of the cliche country-western song with a man down on his luck and losing everything in his life, it comes close to being a joke about itself."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Cooper is so afraid of being bold and baring some soul, he achieves little more than the anachronistic, cookie-cutter blues that his lead character spent a lifetime trying to avoid."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"Don't expect greatness from the man named Bad"
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
"This performance reminds us that Bridges is that rare actor who has never had to make that apology. Crazy Heart lets him be every bit as grand as we'd hope him to be."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"When a movie offers you a couple of hours with a drunk, he better be a charmer. And even then, it's a gamble; we've all known charming drunks, but a little can go a long way. Fortunately for Crazy Heart, it has Jeff Bridges, who brings enough charm and ve"
‑ Jonathan F. Richards,
"Bridges' worn down country singer is as well realized as any character he's ever done. It may take a while to get going, and to develop, and to wrap up, but there's enough meat to make Crazy Heart worthwhile, even if it is made to last a while."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"Barry Markowitz's camerawork at times captures the hazy heat of the American southwest, giving it a sepia-toned warmth, while this grainy wash gives Blake's late-night bender scenes a green-about-the-gills feel."
‑ Cris Kennedy, Screenwize
"Jeff Bridges finally won his Oscar for Crazy Heart and it was well-earned indeed."
‑ Sean Axmaker,
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