Movie Reviews Crazy Heart

Just weeks after drawing ecstatic reviews for his screen-stealing performance in The Men Who Stare at Goats , Jeff Bridges is again being acclaimed for his latest role in Crazy Heart , with several critics suggesting it could earn him an Oscar. "Some of Mr. Bridges's peers may have burned more intensely in their prime, but very few American actors over the past 35 years have flickered and smoldered with such craft and resilience," writes A.O. Scott in the New York Times. Claudia Puig in USA Today calls Bridges's performance "incredibly good, perhaps the best of his career." Joe Neumaier in the New York Daily News says that Bridges is "crazy great. ... This is Bridges' show, and he's as Best Actor-worthy as he's ever been." As for the movie itself, critics are suggesting that it's the equal of Bridges's performance. "The story has its little clichés, yet it never succumbs to them, maintaining a sense of the unexpected," writes the Associated Press's David Germain. Kenneth Turan in the Los Angeles Times agrees, writing that the plot "has a familiar and formulaic feel, like something we've seen before, but at key points Crazy Heart displays a welcome integrity and resists choosing the easiest paths." And Kyle Smith in the New York Post concludes that the movie is "humbly radiant, a small thing gracefully done."

16/12/2009


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