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Dead Man Reviews

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
January 9, 2012
It seems to be Blake's name as much as anything that propels the character deep into a strange frontier where Blakean ideals of innocence and integrity have been obliterated by ignorance and cruelty.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
January 5, 2009
a low-key classic of strangely poetic beauty - a western for sleepwalkers and dreamers.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
December 30, 2006
I was held by Depp's transformation from white-man non-entity to the Jarmusch version of the affectless Man With No Name.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 27, 2006
Jarmusch's lyrical update on the western genre is a real joy.
| Original Score: 4/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
September 26, 2006
Quite exquisite. Beautiful, really.
Full Review | Original Score: 91/100
Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
August 7, 2006
Characteristically meandering and sardonic, with Robby Muller's floating, shimmering camerawork, a catalog of witty cameos, and one of the most beautiful modern film-scores
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 19, 2006
Minimalism defines this revisionist and challenging noir- Western, a welcome artistic departure from Jarmusch's increasingly tired and tiresome Downtown New York sensibility.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 29, 2005
Bad, but not uninteresting
| Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 3, 2005
Depp and Jarmusch combine for something fairly bizarre, yet quietly rewarding.
| Original Score: 4/5
Zach Campbell
Slant Magazine
May 25, 2004
Jim Jarmusch's most stunning achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 27, 2002
Visionary Western with interesting bits on the myth of the frontier, violence and artistic outlaws.
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
April 24, 2002
It's completely irony-free because it's so convinced that it has something potent to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
The director's pacing and the relaxed and smooth editing by Jay Rabinowitz make for a dreamy show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 1, 2000
A visual, poetic journey not unlike Coppola's Apocalypse Now.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Coy to a fault, the movie collapses under its own weight with 90 minutes to go, despite Robby MĂuller's impressive black-and-white photography, which puts the film on a higher artistic plane than other equally unbearable movies.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
It is an American masterpiece and one of the best films of the '90s.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
November 10, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
November 4, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 24, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
November 6, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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