Raising Arizona

Raising Arizona

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Their lawless years are behind them. Their child-rearing years lay ahead...

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.

Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)

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

Empire (UK)

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

Los Angeles Times

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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.

New York Times

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

TimeOut London

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

Variety (USA)

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