Cookie's Fortune

User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11

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  1. Jul 13, 2012
    9
    Great actors, nice rural location, great music. Actors interact well. Many characters could easily be over acted, but were perfect. Chris O'Donnell's character is one where the acting could have gone wrong so easily, yet I love the way his character is, and I care for the character he plays.
  2. Jul 14, 2015
    8
    COOKIE’S FORTUNE is maestro Robert Altman’s lesser known work, an outlandish comedy about an intrigue deriving from Cookie (Neal)’s suicide in a small town in Mississippi. It is a sterling ensemble piece and Anne Rapp’s satirical script excels in mockery of the Presbyterian church and the provincial racism while Altman is mostly at ease with the straightforward storyline.

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    COOKIE’S FORTUNE is maestro Robert Altman’s lesser known work, an outlandish comedy about an intrigue deriving from Cookie (Neal)’s suicide in a small town in Mississippi. It is a sterling ensemble piece and Anne Rapp’s satirical script excels in mockery of the Presbyterian church and the provincial racism while Altman is mostly at ease with the straightforward storyline.

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Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Altman is one of very few directors who could have assembled such a superb ensemble, and he makes the most of it from first scene to last.
  2. Most of what transpires is low-key, affectionate comedy and a fair amount of fun.
  3. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    80
    It's the work of an old master summing up. It sure feels that way. The screenwriter, Anne Rapp, has provided Altman with a blueprint not only for an ensemble comedy but also for a comedy that honors the very idea of an ensemble. It's no wonder Altman fell on it.