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Dead Again Reviews

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Jason Bailey
September 3, 2016
His film is both a good mystery movie and a good movie-movie; its sheer "movieness" is what gives the picture its kick. As his career progressed, Branagh may very well have made better films than 'Dead Again.' But he never made another one this fun.
Odie Henderson
Slant Magazine
August 30, 2016
Logic is dull and all that jazz. What isn't dull, though, is the way Branagh as a director attacks this material.
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
January 16, 2013
Branagh's contemporary American accent is annoying, and the film's constant inter-cutting of past and present lives becomes laughable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brian Orndorf
August 31, 2011
It's a restless yet highly organized effort, displaying the director's desire to not just passively assemble a movie, but to rattle the senses as well.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
October 25, 2010
As the twists come thick and fast and the plot gets progressively more and more baroque, Branagh shows himself to be at least as intelligent as Brian De Palma in delivering over-the-top stylistic filigree.
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
October 25, 2010
The mixture of gritty noir and supernatural shenanigans sits uneasily, but the film may simply be too bizarre to work at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

October 25, 2010
It straddles a fine line between genius and folly.
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Variety Staff
July 6, 2010
Director and star Kenneth Branagh brings the same zest and bravura style to this actors' romp of a mystery-thriller as he did to Henry V.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Branagh's lame stab at a romantic psychological thriller makes no sense.
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
August 25, 2005
Engaging in spite of its cheesy ending
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
March 7, 2005
Dead Again is a truly enjoyable popcorn movie, even if it is ultimately total nonsense.
| Original Score: 4/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
April 7, 2004
Really pretty lame.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Fred Topel
August 11, 2003
Awesome mystery. The afterlife subplot works perfectly and sells the surprise twist.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
July 25, 2003
A playful, whip-smart exercise in suspense.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
May 20, 2003
A big, convoluted, entertainingly dizzy romantic mystery melodrama. It's also another coup de cinema for Mr. Branagh.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Widgett Walls
May 18, 2003
A decent thriller with a more than decent twist.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
December 4, 2002
Kenneth Branagh constructs a lush, compelling romantic noir, working beautifully with then-wife Emma Thompson.
| Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Kenneth Branagh's valentine to Alfred Hitchcock is too clever for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Clint Morris
September 18, 2002
A novel, first-rate-thriller. Branagh and Thompson are a great duo.
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
September 18, 2002
Branagh's noir homage is a truly great thriller. One of 1991's best.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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