MPAA Rating: R Theater Release: 11/26/2003 Video Release: 4/27/2004 Buy it from Amazon: DVDVHS
Take a Gamble on Paradise - By Donald Levit From main premise to bibbidi-bobbidi-boo finish, The Cooler contains improbabilities; even making allowances for his hunger and innocence, William H. Macy's Bernie Lootz mouths a couple of awfully corny lines; loose threads fly about, and several characters could have... MORE >>
Star-powered - By David Haviland Quentin Tarantino caused a stir at Cannes this year when he claimed that the biggest problem for British film was our failure to retain stars, arguing ďAt the end of the day people go to see films to see stars.Ē
I was reminded of this while watching The Cooler, as it isnít... MORE >>
The Old School Way - By Richard Jack Smith Alec Baldwin puts his stamp on film forever with his portrayal of an uncompromising and ruthless casino owner in The Cooler. Another secret ingredient is the flawless original screenplay, penned by Frank Hannah and director Wayne Kramer.
Nearly the whole film takes... MORE >>