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Dead Man Walking Reviews

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January 1, 2000
The picture is cloudy in intent.
January 1, 2000
Robbins, who also wrote the script, is no Truman Capote, let alone a Victor Hugo, and his film trips up constantly on indecisiveness about what it is he's trying to say.
January 1, 2000
This feels like a giant cop-out.
May 23, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Absorbing, surprising, technically superb and worth talking about for a long time afterward
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Dead Man Walking could easily be manipulative or exploitative, but it's neither. Instead, this is hard-hitting drama that neither accepts nor offers quarter.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 24, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 12, 2016
It's an important film and a beautifully made film too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 12, 2016
It doesn't flinch from presenting the crime committed, and yet, it's a film that undoubtedly is against capital punishment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 28, 2003
It takes a truly great film to be so passionate about its viewpoint while still acknowledging and dignifying those who feel differently.
| Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
Dead Man Walking is a provocative, well-made film on a surprisingly intelligent level.
Full Review | Original Score: high +2 out of -4..+4
July 29, 2007
To say that the movie is neither for nor against capital punishment is disingenuous. Still, this is a fine and painful effort overall.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 26, 2006
Dead Man Walking is one courageous film, one of the very best of its time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Its objectivity is what makes it so controversial and fascinating.
January 1, 2000
It probably isn't for everyone, but Dead Man Walking is a tale that needs to be heard and that will likely provide material for hours of philosophical debate.
| Original Score: 4/5
February 6, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
March 20, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
February 22, 2002
This important film exposes the cruelty of death by lethal injection and shows that hate is the worst prison of all.
March 6, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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