The Life of David Gale - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Life of David Gale Reviews

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January 7, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 1, 2003
The film is so expertly crafted that it becomes an effective thriller. It is not, however, an indictment of the death penalty.
| Original Score: B
May 30, 2003
I appear to be alone in my adoration of this strong film...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 18, 2003
. When all is said and done, The Life of David Gale is thus only worth about $8.50 on a cheap Tuesday. .
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/5
May 12, 2003
'A pesar de las infundadas críticas en su contra, Alan Parker logra un trabajo estupendamente llevado a la pantalla al que vale mucho la pena echarle un vistazo'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 27, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
March 24, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 13, 2003
Worth seeing for Spacey and Linney but you'll spend more time arguing about the finale than you will about the issue behind it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 26, 2003
It's a pleasure to watch these excellent actors politely unfold the origami tale.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
February 25, 2003
As a thriller -- despite its implausibilities -- it's really a pretty darn good movie. Parker's signature atmosphere and his uncanny precision in editing are very much in evidence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 24, 2003
The film's far from perfect, but it was entertaining, engaged me throughout and offered up a nice dose of surprise,
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 24, 2003
A dazzling mess.
February 23, 2003
A by-the-numbers thriller made compelling by two complex characters wonderfully brought to life by Kevin Spacey and Laura Linney.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 23, 2003
The real strength of the film lies in the cast.
February 22, 2003
A riveting mystery-drama filled with absorbing writing and even better acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 22, 2003
Audiences content with getting there as most of the fun and accepting the often preposterous contrivances of the mystery plot and its rococo conclusion will leave The Life of David Gale happy.
February 21, 2003
The cast keeps rescuing the movie from a tendency to wobble off into soapy corners, and its liberal politics is handled with undogmatic skill.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 21, 2003
The film manages the feat of preaching to both the converted and the unconverted.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 21, 2003
A well-made drama that employs the twists and turns of a thriller to generate heat around the volatile issue of capital punishment.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
February 21, 2003
The picture is neither flawless nor foolproof, but it's smart and tight enough to keep audiences off-balance and entertained for the running length.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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