Raising Arizona

Raising Arizona

Raising Arizona

In this early Coen brothers film, Nicholas Cage and Holly Hunter play a childless couple who decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintuplets.

In the Coen brothers' second feature, an ex-con (Cage) and an ex-cop (Hunter) meet, marry and long for a child of their own. When it is discovered that Edwina (Hunter) is infertile they resort to snatching a baby. The couple tries to keep their crime a secret but soon friends, co-workers and a bounty hunter (Randall "Tex" Cobb) look to use the child for their own purposes.

1987Rating: PG, Violence94 minsUSA
ComedyCrimeDramaRomance

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Raising Arizona / Reviews

Variety

Variety

While [the] film is filled with many splendid touches and plenty of yocks, it often doesn't hold together as a coherent story.

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Time Out

Time Out

Starting from a point of delirious excess, the film leaps into dark and virtually uncharted territory to soar like a comet.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Like Blood Simple, it's full of technical expertise but has no life of its own.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

What we have here is a film shot down by its own forced and mannered style.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The astonishing thing about "Raising Arizona" is how it can move so fast, be so loud and remain so relentlessly boring at the same time.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Hilarious, madcap comedy from the Coen brothers that demonstrates just why they are the kings of quirk.

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