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Bringing Out the Dead Reviews

Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
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Its hard-to-pin-down tone is frighteningly original -- simultaneously world-weary and adolescent with an aura of perpetual anxiety, as if the characters and filmmakers were in pursuit of a catharsis everyone knows will never come.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

September 17, 2008
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Of course, it's immaculately crafted and exhilaratingly paced, but in the end it's never as emotionally involving as it could and should be.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Scorsese doesn't trust the power of simplicity to rock us.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

August 7, 2004

Globe and Mail
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The auteur has definitely left his distinctive mark, but too seldom and too narrowly.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 19, 2002
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Scorsese has delivered a film that's both savage and sorrowing.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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If you enjoy redemptions drenched in rhapsodic agony, religious mysticism and the bloody ick of emergency room chaos, that journey will be bliss for you.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Bringing Out the Dead is a screaming siren of a film!

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Despite the lack of energy and the lethargic pace, there's something darkly compelling about Bringing Out the Dead.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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Surprisingly lacking in primal impact.

January 1, 2000
Richard T. Jameson
Mr. Showbiz
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Bringing Out the Dead is stunning to look at; unfortunately, it's not terribly satisfying to watch.

January 1, 2000
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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An intense, volatile film full of sorrow and wild, mordant humor.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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A fiery masterpiece!

January 1, 2000
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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This film dances on the edge of flat-lining just like the DOAs that are Frank's stock-in-trade.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 1, 2000
Tom Keogh
Film.com
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Bringing Out the Dead not only shows us how difficult it is to get there, it lets us bask, finally, in the achievement.

January 1, 2000
Ernest Hardy
Film.com
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Its central story and character are so uninvolving that they're overshadowed by the visaul razzle-dazzle and fail to act as a cohesive for all Scorsese's cinematic tricks.

January 1, 2000
Emanuel Levy
Variety
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Although Scorsese and Schrader may not have pulled off alchemy by transforming an undistinguished piece of literature into a great film, Bringing Out the Dead is still the best adaptation imaginable of its source material.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 1, 2000
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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Bringing Out the Dead is curiously and disappointingly lethargic.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 1, 2000
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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Well-made.

January 1, 2000
David Ansen
Newsweek
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Anyone with a taste for high-risk filmmaking won't want to miss it.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

January 1, 2000
Mike Clark
USA Today
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Solid piece of work.

January 1, 2000
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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The mood is less angst-ridden than hypercaffeinated, as Scorsese keeps cranking the velocity-bloodbath in the reggae inferno, exploding skyline pietÓ, climactic white light of redemption.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
At the Movies
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Scorsese is never on autopilot, never panders, never sells out, always goes for broke; to watch his films is to see a man risking his talent, not simply exercising it.

Full Review Source: At the Movies | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
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This is a film of great beauty, which is found not in its face but in its heart.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

January 1, 2000
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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The film's postcards from the edge will burn into your consciousness.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

January 1, 2000
Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
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Bringing Out the Dead is as technically brilliant as you would expect from a film directed by Martin Scorsese.

| Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
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Surprisingly funny.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000

Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

October 22, 1999
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