Cool and Crazy
Cool and Crazy (2001)

Berlevag is a small city in the far north of Norway. The town has fallen on hard economic times in recent years, and many of the city's younger citizens have moved away in hopes of finding a better life elsewhere, but Berlevag still has… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 19, 2001
DVD Release Date: April 23, 2002
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

So thoroughly engaging, so beautifully made, strikingly shot and chock-full of humor and humanity, I can't imagine any intelligent audience not falling in love with it.

Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Cool and Crazy, not only does music have charms to soothe the savage breast, but also warmth to melt the endless Norwegian winter.

Tom Grealis
RTÉ (Ireland)

Although Jenson's film is of that peculiarly insular, homespun variety, it nevertheless manages to fend off the blight of boredom with its sheer exuberance and authentic appreciation of its subject.

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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News

It's not bad per se, but it would probably play better on the small screen.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

An unusual and utterly disarming documentary.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A beguiling documentary about a 30-man choir in a tiny Norwegian fishing village that salutes the cathartic effect of singing.

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Leighton Walter Kille
Boston Globe

Far from being a collection of stoic cliches, the singers are vibrantly individual, and their stories form the film's core.

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Dave Kehr
New York Times

Consistently offbeat and entertaining.

Gregory Weinkauf
New Times

Jensen lets us understand these men who keep their souls alive through song.

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