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.
@Jack Cibrian 1/23/17 Talked editing. Watched clips from BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN; THE GOOD, THE BAD, & THE UGLY; ELECTION. Watched RAISING ARIZONA opening.40 minutes ago
@j µ $ † ∆ H ø å ✗ Nic Cage in Leaving Las Vegas, Wild at Heart, Vampire's Kiss, Raising Arizona, Rumble Fish, Adaption, etc? All good movies.50 minutes ago
@Rebecca Loeser My favorite movie franchise is the one where I watch Raising Arizona ten times in a row3 hours 16 minutes ago
Pauline Kael Raising Arizona is no big deal, but it has a rambunctious charm.
Richard Corliss 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.
Pat Graham The cartoon vision of southwestern tackiness doesn't cut very deep, but the mise-en-scene is packed with clever clutter.
Variety Staff While film is filled with many splendid touches and plenty of yocks, it often doesn't hold together as a coherent story.
Geoff Andrew Starting from a point of delirious excess, the film leaps into dark and virtually uncharted territory to soar like a comet.
Rita Kempley A wacky, happy, daring, darkly comic tale of parenting outside the law.