Cookie's Fortune
Cookie's Fortune (1999)

The ingredients of an archetypal southern town (the blues, catfish, and scrabble), a deliciously chosen cast, and the creative skills of Robert Altman make for a wonderfully engaging film that adds to the accolades that have distinguished… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 2, 1999
DVD Release Date: May 1, 2001
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Most of what transpires is low-key, affectionate comedy and a fair amount of fun.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

What's so distinctively charming is the easygoing tone, which manages to turn black comedy into a strangely gentle, touching and delicate affair.

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Emanuel Levy

This serio comedy about an eccentric Southern family is a minor work in Altman's oeuvre, but it's well acted and enjoyable.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Cookie's Fortune is a wittily diagrammed portrait of a small town shaken to its roots by this deceptive calamity. The movie, though, never really becomes more than a diagram.

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James Berardinelli

This movie delivers agreeable performances and a charming, amusing story that offers little in the way of substance.

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Despite several silly twists near the end, the acting is quite charming.

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Todd McCarthy

The deceptively modest Cookie's Fortune may or not be Robert Altman's best film in years, but it is certainly his most pleasurable.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Cookie's Fortune is Robert Altman's sunniest film, a warm-hearted comedy that somehow manages to deal with death and murder charges without even containing a real villain.

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Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine

This isn't great Altman but it's fun Altman.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Steven Carrier
"Cookie's Fortune" is a sharp, dazzling dark comedy from Robert Altman. Anne Rapp's screenplay both captures the essence of small town life… More
Leo L
A favorite!
Sunil Jawahir
Nothing amazing but a solid small town dramedy/mystery that's well acted and amusing. I haven't seen most of Altman's work before but this seems… More
FanGirl Browncoat
Nice, charming lttle comedy.
Ina S
This isn't Altman's best, but having said that Altman is also easily one of my favourite directors - so even when he is not at his best, he never… More