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Raising Arizona'Hi' McDonnough is a philosophical but slightly dim career criminal who wants to kidnap one of the five sons of locally famous furniture magnate Nathan Arizona, whom they believe to be Nathan Junior with his wife. But their lives get more complicated than they anticipated when a Harley-riding bounty hunter gets on their trail.
Actors of "Raising Arizona"
Characters of "Raising Arizona"
Directors of "Raising Arizona"Joel CoenBirthdate: 29 November 1954, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAEthan CoenBirthdate: 21 September 1957, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Creators of "Raising Arizona"Ethan CoenBirthdate: 21 September 1957, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAJoel CoenBirthdate: 29 November 1954, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Critic Reviews of "Raising Arizona"TIME MagazineMarch 13, 2009
To their old fascination with Sunbelt pathology, to their side-winding Steadicam and pristine command of screen space, the Coens have added a robust humor, a plot that keeps outwitting expectations and a...dollop of sympathy for their forlorn kidnapers.Chicago ReaderNovember 06, 2007
The cartoon vision of southwestern tackiness doesn't cut very deep, but the mise-en-scene is packed with clever clutter.VarietyNovember 06, 2007
While film is filled with many splendid touches and plenty of yocks, it often doesn't hold together as a coherent story.Time OutJune 24, 2006
Starting from a point of delirious excess, the film leaps into dark and virtually uncharted territory to soar like a comet.New York TimesMay 20, 2003
Like Blood Simple, it's full of technical expertise but has no life of its own.Suite101.comJanuary 30, 2017
In their first masterpiece, the Coens first delight with sheer kinetics, then dazzle with colorful colloquialisms & verbal voodoo, and eventually disarm you with the grace and guile through which they examine modern foibles, failures and forgiveness.CinePassionMarch 21, 2010
The immense joy of this is in the realization that, for all their precision, Joel and Ethan Coen are essentially comic barnstormers rather than frigid ironistsFilm4March 13, 2009
Sharp, inventive and hilarious, with a marvellous cast of Coen regulars.TV GuideNovember 06, 2007
An entertaining, energetic, and stylish comedy about a simple but loving couple who long to be parents.EmanuelLevy.ComOctober 31, 2006
In a shrewdly calculated move to show their versatility, the Coens made this madcap comedy right after Blood Simple. If their debut was slow and spare, this one has breathneck pacing and hopping banter by terrific Holly Hunter and Nicolas Cage.
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