The Life of David Gale Reviews
|Esteban Maximiliano C||
November 7, 2014
this movie is so underrated, the setting is great, even though it has a lot of clichés, but hey how many movies have them!
October 25, 2014
This was a great thriller with some outstanding performances, it was thrilling and interesting. I would've given it four stars but ill give it 4.5 because the twist at the end was amazing.
October 15, 2014
An overly-long, tedious, and rather poorly made effort by the otherwise great Alan Parker. The movie beats you over the head with theories on the death penalty, none of which are particularly interesting or delivered with the slightest conviction. The ending, which seems to the subject of much scrutiny, is cheap and telegraphed.
September 14, 2014
Kevin Spacey always makes for a good time. Not quite in the Momento or a Fight Club class of thinker film, but it was good.
September 6, 2014
Avoid this film! Almost 1h50m of boring crap 'till the profound "mind-blowing" conclusion.
February 25, 2010
(First and only viewing - January 2010)
July 22, 2014
it was an "eeeww" movie
July 18, 2014
veramente un film interessante che tratta un argomento molto complesso da un punto di vista nuovo
July 11, 2014
LIFE is a SHOCKER--Philosophy, Rape, Murder, and Cloud Dog!!
June 4, 2014
Winslet and Spacey save this film from its lack of structure, inconsistent direction and despairingly traumatic ending.
October 31, 2006
wow ummmm just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a good movie 2 watch,.....its got a good cast of actors/actressess throughout this movie......i think that kevin spacey, kate winslet, laura linney, gabriel mann (from the brilliant tv series mad men), matt craven, play good roles/parts thorughout this movie......i think that the director of this mystery/suspense/drama/thriller movie had done a good job of directing this movie becuase you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie.......i think that Donald Braswell as TV Tenor was good throughout this movie........its got good car chases throughout this movie.......i think that this is such a really suspenseful movie 2 watch its got a good cast throughout this movie......i think that Melissa McCarthy as Nico, was good throughout this movie.......i think that this is such a really suspenseful movie 2 watch its got a good cast throughout this movie.......i think that kevin spacey was great throughout this movie as the lead role throughout this movie......i think that Laura Linney as Constance Harraway, was great throughout this movie......i think that this is such a really suspenseful movie 2 watch its got a good cast thorughout this movie......its got a good soundtrack throughout this movie......its got good car chases throughout this movie.......i think that this is such a really suspenseful movie 2 watch its got a good cast throughout this movie.......i think that this is an enjoyable movie 2 watch......its got a good cast throughout this movie......i thikn that Rhona Mitra as Berlin, was good thorughout this movie as she played the role really well thorughout this movie......i think that kate winslet was good throughout this movie......i think that kevin spacey was brilliant throughout this movie as the lead role.......i think that this is such a really suspenseful movie 2 watch its got a good cast thorughout this movie......i think that this is such an enjoyable movie 2 watch its got a good cast throughout this movie.....i think that this is such a really suspenseful movie 2 watch its got a good cast throughout this movie.......
March 22, 2014
Lousy movie even given such great cast. Such poor writing and directing that many scenes fall flat, there is no pacing, and we are shoved from pointless action scenes in a plot with many holes to an utterly predictable and manipulative ending. Embarrassing all around. No surprise the critics hated it here, but why such a high audience score?
March 5, 2014
a simple and manipulative point of view against capital punishment with an overly dramatic final act and resolution.
February 27, 2014
Puede ser engañosa. El filme parece pretender ser dos aspectos morales: uno: una crítica a la pena de muerte, y dos: un ejemplo del cansancio que tiene uno de vivir tras haberlo perdido todo. Finalmente, hace ver el primer aspecto innecesario (salvo por una escena que no pasa de los dos minutos), alegando que el sistema no falla y que tiene dos caras de opinión. Para contrarrestar esto último, está la polémica de la inocencia o culpabilidad de Gale, que tratará de resolver la periodista protagonista y su compañero. Parece una mezcla compleja, pero finalmente hace ver el primer aspecto innecesario, pues no es una crítica, sino una muestra de un esfuerzo en vano y de una polémica de opiniones. No es una tierra de nadie pero tampoco de algo en concreto. Por otra parte, el filme funciona mejor en el segundo aspecto, haciéndonos presenciar una verdadera tortura y una "solución" bien elaborada. En definitiva, es una película capaz de crear confusión y que muestra algo aparentemente importante como muy secundario. Le subo el 5.5 a 6 con la esperanza de que el director sea consciente de lo que ha hecho, además de haber elegido un buen reparto y elaborado un decente apartado audiovisual y usado el susodicho segundo aspecto como el finalmente factor clave. Fríamente recomendada.
February 24, 2014
A cynical, manipulative disaster of a movie that undermines its central message by pulling a switch that basically says we have to rig the game in order to make our point. Appalling on just about every level. I can only assume everyone involved was suffering temporary insanity for thinking this film was a good idea.
January 24, 2014
You would think that with a cast this good, the film would be terrific, but alas, it falters on it rather bland and uninspired source material.
January 27, 2013
Not a bad movie but considering the calibre of actors involved it should have been better and at times was kind of a mess.The story itself is intriguing and keeps you guessing, flipping back and forth in time as professor and anti-capital punishment activist David Gale (Kevin Spacey) tells his story from death row to journalist Bitsey Bloom (Kate Winslet) in the days leading up to his execution for the murder of fellow activist (Laura Linney) I managed to figure out both the twists pretty early on which was aided in part by the bad choice of the opening scene that took away a degree of suspense as it was a huge spoiler. I also could have done without Kate's OTT crying and wailing session, outside the prison after said scene, that was just too much. 12.13
January 10, 2014
Well worth a couple of watches, but brilliantly made
January 8, 2014
This is one of those movies that you presume to know the end at the beginning but you have to watch it and it surprises you.
December 21, 2013
Odlican! Brutalno napet do samog kraja!