Crazy Heart Synopsis
With his career in decline, an aging country star (Jeff Bridges) finds unexpected inspiration.
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Critic Ratings

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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Crazy Heart is the real thing, and a real gem.
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100

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Gyllenhaal is charming and makes unexpected choices in her performance, but this is Bridges' show, and he's as Best Actor-worthy as he's...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Jeff Bridges is a virtual certainty to win his first Oscar, after four nominations.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Crazy Heart is blessed with so many marvelous moments, lovely lines and vivid characters.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The music is terrific, as it should be in a movie where T Bone Burnett wrote the songs with Stephen Bruton.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Bridges' guileless performance makes this piquant little indie tale of country music, redemption, and the love of a pretty younger woman...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Perhaps the idea of watching Jeff Bridges as a drunken, broken-down, down-on-his luck country music singer in Crazy Heart doesn't...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
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...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Crazy Heart, based on a 1987 novel by Thomas Cobb, also has great music. Even if you're not a country music fan, the songs, by T Bone...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Crazy Heart lacks that spark of originality. So what Fox Searchlight has salvaged essentially is a highly watchable performance by Bridges,...
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Surprisingly enjoyable

By H3OIndra
When Crazy Heart arrived from Netflix, let's just say I was less than enthused. I probablly added it to my queue because it was an award winnder and then just forgot about it until it got sent to...

Not Worth It

By Shiloh_62
This is one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Its about a dirty, nasty, sweaty,cowboy that does nothing but drink and throw up. At one point he tells the journalist girlfriend " I want to tel you...

Crazy Great Acting

By moviemonster
Jeff Bridges is, hands down, one of our generations greatest actors and his performance in Crazy Heart proves it. Many years ago, Robert Duvall made a film with similar content called Tender Mercies,...

Five Word Review

By 530hope
Great acting music and otherstuff...

Warm story with tough edges & great music!

By saxunltd
Yes, you should see this if you like music; yes, you should see this if you like Jeff Bridges--one of his best performances, it may be his very best. Then, to see Collin Farrell in a supporting role...

Worth it!

By lizi10
In an era of over-marketed blockbusters, this is a lovely, intimate movie that covers all the bases of a great film-love, heartbreak, the healing power of friendship and ultimately redemption. Jeff...

Great Performances

By Diamondgirlmovies
This is a must see movie. Jeff Bridges does an amazing job as a washed up country music singer. It was almost as if he was channeling Waylon Jennings - he was that good. The storyline was pretty...

CRAZY HEART

By STANALYS
GREAT MOVIE ** A BIT GRUNGIE IN PARET, BUT THAT'S REALITY ** JEFF BRIDGES SHOULD WIN THE OSCAR ** HIS SINGING WAS AMAZING !!!...

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By KarenTenney
Slow but great character depiction...

Bridges Heart

By jaebloom
Jeff Bridges is the heart of the movie. Character driven sad story about a late wake-up call, but no bitterness. Bridges is the entire movie. All the other names - even Duval- are incidentals....

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Rated R | For language and brief sexuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 17+ Bridges shines in adult tale of alcohol and country music.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
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CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
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