Raising Arizona

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    The Coen Brothers tell the story of a absurd yet likable family with an unproductive couple as the focal point. The couple has gotten themselves into some trouble while kidnapping a baby and give Hollywood one of the most memorable chase scenes to date.

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    Raising Arizona is no big deal, but it has a rambunctious charm.

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    To their old fascination with Sunbelt pathology, to their side-winding Steadicam and pristine command of screen space, the Coens have added a robust humor, a plot that keeps outwitting expectations and a...dollop of sympathy for their forlorn kidnapers.

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    The cartoon vision of southwestern tackiness doesn't cut very deep, but the mise-en-scene is packed with clever clutter.

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

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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.

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

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    A wacky, happy, daring, darkly comic tale of parenting outside the law.

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

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