Resurrection (1980) - Rotten Tomatoes


Resurrection (1980)





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In this film, Ellen Burstyn and her husband are involved in an auto crash. Burstyn alone survives, but not before enduring an "out of body" experience. Crippled in the accident, Burstyn heads to her hometown to recuperate. Here she discovers that she has acquired the power to heal people.


Roberts Blossom
as John Harper
Jeffrey DeMunn
as Joe McCauley
Eva Le Gallienne
as Grandma Pearl
Richard Hamilton
as Earl Carpenter
Carlin Glynn
as Suzy Kroll
Ebbe Roe Smith
as Hank Peterson
John Tillinger
as Dr. Herron
Trazana Beverley
as Dr. Ellen Baxter
George Sperdakos
as Dr. Hankins
Bernard Behrens
as Dr. Fisher
James Blendick
as Scientist #1
Vernon Weddle
as Scientist #2
David Calkins
as Man in Bar
Therese East
as Ada Carpenter
Lou Fant
as Harvey
David Haney
as Jack Coldren
Claudette Harrell
as Woman in Dance Hall
Shane Sinutko
as Skateboard Boy
James N. Harrell
as Doc Lurkin
A.G. Zeke Mills
as Uncle Ely
Edith Mills
as Aunt Carrie
Tracy Wilson
as Lizzie Coldren
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Critic Reviews for Resurrection

All Critics (4)

This rural tale is beuatifully acted by Ellen Burstyn and other, but its narrative is incoherent, trying to fuse new feminist ideas with sentimental conventions about the healing power of love.

December 24, 2006 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Resurrection is an extraordinary film about a healer and the power of love.

January 29, 2004 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Resurrection

A rural not so tall tale told with remarkable performances by Ellen Burstyn and her literally worshiping husband Sam Shepard. Very compelling.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer


one of ellen burstyn's very best performances and an interesting premise. Eva Le Gallienne does a beautiful job as the grandmother.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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