(1984)

Critic Reviews

81

Metascore

Based on 23 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Chicago Sun-Times
If you are squeamish, here is the film to make you squeam.
100
New York Post
It's like watching Alfred Hitchcock try to solve a Rubik's cube in a roadside diner.
90
I love the movie's originality, its sense of macabre humor, its resourcefulness, and the great Walsh, whose memorable narration kicks off the movie.
90
Washington Post
I love the unsettling details.
88
Charlotte Observer
(The Coens have) never again achieved the one-two punch of Blood Simple and "Raising Arizona" - the first darkly cynical, the second light-headedly comical.
88
San Francisco Examiner
It's the boys' most immediately gratifying movie: The goods are delivered in a hearse.
80
Village Voice
Boldly facetious and monstrously clever.
70
All these years later, the film is far more infuriating than it is exciting.
63
Philadelphia Inquirer
It is an exploitation picture disguised as a hipster comedy.
50
L.A. Weekly
On viewing, the cuts seem negligible, but what is new and clearly improved is the sound, which now booms with each door slam and gunshot.

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