Overall Rank: 2330
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 98
Theatrical Release Date: 12/16/2009
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 04/20/2010
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Scott Cooper
Actors: Jeff Bridges, Colin Farrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Robert Duvall, Beth Grant, Sarah Jane Morris
Plot: A broken down, former country music star seeks redemption through his music along with the help of a journalist. -- patjohnson76
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Christine - wrote on 12/24/2013
This is a common story - singer/songwriter was famous, not anymore because of booze. However, Jeff Bridges did such an excellent job that I was able to overlook an overdone theme because of his acting. There was also an unexpected ending, much more realistic than the usual endings for these kinds of moves. Robert Duvall had a very small part, but brilliant as usual.
worleyjamers - wrote on 06/29/2013
Although it treads familiar territory, I really don't care because Crazy Heart is so well done that it's easily one of the most effective and satisfying films of its kind in years. The performances are great; Maggie Gyllenhaal is great (as usual), well deserving of her Oscar nom., and Jeff Bridges is brilliant and completely deserved his Oscar for Best Actor. Also, two key supporting characters played by Robert Duvall and Colin Farrell really knock the film out of park. Solid script, great music, perfect cast, Crazy Heart is one of the best films of 2009.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 10/23/2012
Crazy Heart is a fantastic story of redemption that doesn't try to overstep the bounds of its story. Jeff Bridges' character slowly regains the spotlight of his former music career, but only so much, and the film doesn't shoot for the stars, content to focus on the (much better) scenes of Bridges' relationships along the way. The gruff and ornery country music legend reveals a different side of the usually zen Bridges, but the film also benefits from strong supporting performances from Gyllenhaal and Colin Farrell. The soundtrack, helmed by a brilliant song from Ryan Bingham, is also a true standout.
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cinegeek.de - wrote on 05/13/2016
Jeff Bridges ist ein Schauspieler, von Gott geküsst! Seit seinem Durchbruch während der New Hollywood Ära gelang es ihm spielend, eine Reihe von Figuren zu entwerfen, die einfach glaubwürdig sind! Bridges kann sogar ein Alien verkörpern und wirkt echt! Nie agiert er manieriert, seine Wirkung erzielt er durch Minimalismus. Alles, was unwichtig ist, er klammert es einfach aus! Sein Bad Blake in Crazy Heart, dieser traurige versoffene Country Sänger - das ist Popkultur! Natürlich haben wir die Geschichte schon x-fach gesehen. In Crazy Heart gibt es aber einen grossen Unterschied: Dank Bridges Performance meinen wir, all das würde tatsächlich IHM passieren! Das ist Schauspiel! Nehmen wir die Szene, in der die junge Reporterin, Jean Craddock (Maggie Gyllenhaal), Bad Blake in einem …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 10/27/2011
Otis "Bad" Blake (Jeff Bridges) is an old country singer who fell for a journalist with a son named Jean Craddock (Maggie Gyllenhaal). A popular country singer who idolizes Bad named Tommy Sweet (Colin Farrell) finds ways for Blake to earn some money. Blake’s friend Wayne (Robert Duvall) informs him about a support group to help him with his alcohol problem. Bridges wonderful portrayal was rewarded by different the Academy Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Broadcast Film Critics Association, Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild and the Independent Spirit Awards. I enjoyed the cinematography and locations, not a big country fan but it was worth watching. Its subjects touch from responsibility, to choices and redemption. Maggie Gyllenhaal acting was solid here as …
nyp09 - wrote on 03/09/2010
“Crazy Heart” is one of those rare character based films which allow you to go on a roller coaster ride of emotions side by side with its main players. Admittedly, this film will be remembered more for Jeff Bridges Oscar winning performance than for its story. The story has been done before in other films, but a performance of this calibre has not been achieved by Jeff Bridges before and is a performance that will be remembered for years to come. Bad Blake (Bridges) is a washed up country singer who’d life practises are not to be admired. He used to be great, but nowadays he has been reduced to performing in bars and bowling alleys. His life starts to turn around when he meets Jean (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a single mum journalist from Santa Fe who wants to write a story about Bad …
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