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Bringing Out the Dead Reviews

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August 21, 2009
I congratulate Martin Scorsese on this miraculous triumph over his personal demons, and pray for the swift recovery of his art.
September 17, 2008
A frankly disturbing experience since Cage is at his most manic, the images are brutal, the documentary-style background intense and the (inevitable) theme of redemption a long time emerging.
September 17, 2008
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.
August 11, 2007
Scorsese is married to a script that drags him down, keeps him from taking wing as a pure artist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 14, 2007
Martin Scorsese is a wonderful filmmaker. And he loves New York. He is at his best, though, when he has an interesting story to tell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 30, 2006
An exciting, invigorating return to old preoccupations. Welcome home, Marty.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 24, 2006
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.
December 23, 2005
However muddled the story gets, Scorsese guarantees Bringing Out the Dead remains a pulsating trip.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
April 9, 2005
It's assuredly the work of a master filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 3, 2005
It's another burnout role for Nicolas Cage, to which he brings his vast repertoire of grimaces and shuffles, as if he were variously impersonating a gargoyle on amphetamines and late Elvis on downers.
December 6, 2004
I don't recommend it, unless you care to see the best Nicolas Cage performance in several years, or some more of Scorcese's brilliant camera work.
Read More | Original Score: B-
August 7, 2004
Scorsese doesn't trust the power of simplicity to rock us.
June 23, 2004
Everyone looks dead and they speak as if they live in a nightmarish dreamworld. Well, they do.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 2, 2002
A very different and, in many respects, very impressive film.
November 7, 2002
Overlooked Martin Scorsese movie has grim humor, grit and grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 10, 2002
Give it to Martin Scorsese to keep coming back and hitting one out of the park.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 5, 2002
Bringing Out the Dead fails on almost every level at which Taxi Driver succeeded.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 31, 2002
Um filme sobre solidão, medo e angústia que jamais fornece respostas fáceis para os dolorosos dilemas de seus personagens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
March 19, 2002
The auteur has definitely left his distinctive mark, but too seldom and too narrowly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 4, 2002
A riveting drama about a New York City paramedic who is experiencing a harrowing spiritual emergency.
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