Crazy Heart

Crazy Heart

Crazy Heart

Awesome, five-time Oscar nominee Jeff Bridges (including one for this role at the 2010 Academy Awards) stars as hard drinkin', country singin' anti-hero, Bad Blake, in Scott Cooper's directorial debut.

Bad Blake is a broken down country music singer who’s had too many marriages, too many years on the road and one too many drinks. And yet, Bad can’t help but reach for salvation with the help of Jean (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician.

Academy Award and Golden Globe winner for Best Actor (Jeff Bridges), 2010.
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Reviews & comments

OK, an entertaining watch.

A good take on an old theme, very well acted.

3.0

Emotionally moving

Being a dad at home I had some anxious moments during Crazy Heart because it hit the parenting storylines right on the head. Jeff was great as a near-has-been and Colin Farrell better than I thought he'd be. Maggie Gynanhaal and the little boy who plays her son are well matched

5.0

Dissapointing

Never got out of first gear. Storyline was predictable and an apart from Jeff Bridges acting out his character rather well it was wasted in an overly long meandering yawn. Shame.

1.0

An irritating piece of crap

Thought this was a rerun of a Chris Christopheson role... Found the movie - story, characters and filming patronising. The character played by JB undeveloped, not engaging. Found the female lead MG just pure simpering drivel though slightly better than JB. Thought the filming looked tired, not crisp.

1.0

Darn tootin' it's a good movie!

I well shot, well acted, well written yarn of despair and redemption. A bit cliche in some regards but they could have made it worse! There is no cheesy lovey dovey ending. The music is produced by T Bone Burnett so you know that will be good. Not one CGI so chances are it's too real(in every way) for an Oscar

4.0

Darn tootin' it's a good movie!

I well shot, well acted, well written yarn of despair and redemption. A bit cliche in some regards but they could have made it worse! There is no cheesy lovey dovey ending. The music is produced by T Bone Burnett so you know that will be good. Not one CGI so chances are it's too real(in every way) for an Oscar

4.0

The Dude Abides

I agree with the other reviews here - the story is a bit predictable and safe, but it's more than good enough to provide a platform for Jeff Bridge's amazing performance- Subtle and powerful. Recommended. Even for non-country music fans.

4.0

Brilliant

In a way, this is similar to The Wrestler, although I preferred this one. Jeff Bridges is amazing and I liked the music. Conventional story in some ways but the central character was so compelling that I was engrossed.

5.0
Variety

Variety

press

Ever-youthful in his looks and energy, Bridges now stands as one of Hollywood's great old pros, incapable of making a false move.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Crazy Heart is a B-grade movie elevated to A-grade status by Bridges’ nuanced, heartbreaking performance. Gyllenhaal is terrific too as a smart woman who can’t help loving that man.

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A small movie perfectly scaled to the big performance at its center.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A hokey story about a washed-up country singer is rescued by a wonderful performance by Jeff Bridges

3.0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Even when you know what's coming, Crazy Heart haunts you like a classic country song. It's a mesmerizer. So is Bad Blake. This dude also abides.

Newshub

Newshub

press

This is the story of a washed up country music singer called Bad Blake (Jeff Bridges). This film may well have run out of gas without Jeff Bridges powering its engine in a near-certain Oscar-winning performance.

4.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

On a par with Bridges' acting, and a sine qua non for Crazy Heart's success, is the excellent music he sings.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Crazy Heart lacks that spark of originality. So what Fox Searchlight has salvaged essentially is a highly watchable performance by Bridges, one of many he has furnished throughout a long career.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A phenomenal, heart-breaking performance from Jeff Bridges powers this simple but affecting redemption story.

4.0
Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

press

Jeff Bridges is a virtual certainty to win his first Oscar, after four nominations.

Variety

Variety

press

Ever-youthful in his looks and energy, Bridges now stands as one of Hollywood's great old pros, incapable of making a false move.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Crazy Heart is a B-grade movie elevated to A-grade status by Bridges’ nuanced, heartbreaking performance. Gyllenhaal is terrific too as a smart woman who can’t help loving that man.

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A small movie perfectly scaled to the big performance at its center.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A hokey story about a washed-up country singer is rescued by a wonderful performance by Jeff Bridges

3.0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Even when you know what's coming, Crazy Heart haunts you like a classic country song. It's a mesmerizer. So is Bad Blake. This dude also abides.

Newshub

Newshub

press

This is the story of a washed up country music singer called Bad Blake (Jeff Bridges). This film may well have run out of gas without Jeff Bridges powering its engine in a near-certain Oscar-winning performance.

4.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

On a par with Bridges' acting, and a sine qua non for Crazy Heart's success, is the excellent music he sings.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Crazy Heart lacks that spark of originality. So what Fox Searchlight has salvaged essentially is a highly watchable performance by Bridges, one of many he has furnished throughout a long career.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A phenomenal, heart-breaking performance from Jeff Bridges powers this simple but affecting redemption story.

4.0
Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

press

Jeff Bridges is a virtual certainty to win his first Oscar, after four nominations.

OK, an entertaining watch.

A good take on an old theme, very well acted.

3.0

Emotionally moving

Being a dad at home I had some anxious moments during Crazy Heart because it hit the parenting storylines right on the head. Jeff was great as a near-has-been and Colin Farrell better than I thought he'd be. Maggie Gynanhaal and the little boy who plays her son are well matched

5.0

Dissapointing

Never got out of first gear. Storyline was predictable and an apart from Jeff Bridges acting out his character rather well it was wasted in an overly long meandering yawn. Shame.

1.0

An irritating piece of crap

Thought this was a rerun of a Chris Christopheson role... Found the movie - story, characters and filming patronising. The character played by JB undeveloped, not engaging. Found the female lead MG just pure simpering drivel though slightly better than JB. Thought the filming looked tired, not crisp.

1.0

Darn tootin' it's a good movie!

I well shot, well acted, well written yarn of despair and redemption. A bit cliche in some regards but they could have made it worse! There is no cheesy lovey dovey ending. The music is produced by T Bone Burnett so you know that will be good. Not one CGI so chances are it's too real(in every way) for an Oscar

4.0

Darn tootin' it's a good movie!

I well shot, well acted, well written yarn of despair and redemption. A bit cliche in some regards but they could have made it worse! There is no cheesy lovey dovey ending. The music is produced by T Bone Burnett so you know that will be good. Not one CGI so chances are it's too real(in every way) for an Oscar

4.0

The Dude Abides

I agree with the other reviews here - the story is a bit predictable and safe, but it's more than good enough to provide a platform for Jeff Bridge's amazing performance- Subtle and powerful. Recommended. Even for non-country music fans.

4.0

Brilliant

In a way, this is similar to The Wrestler, although I preferred this one. Jeff Bridges is amazing and I liked the music. Conventional story in some ways but the central character was so compelling that I was engrossed.

5.0