The Life of David Gale Reviews

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April 22, 2003
It would take an intellect far superior to mine to explain the rationale -- or, for that matter, the release -- of David Gale.
April 4, 2003
I ended up feeling sorry for Mr. Spacey, Ms. Winslet and Ms. Linney, so contrived was the foolishness in which they found themselves embroiled.
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March 6, 2003
Grading on the curve, I give it high marks for trying something different, but somewhat lower ones for entertainment value.
March 2, 2003
Low thrills and high dudgeon are a bad mix.
February 24, 2003
A dazzling mess.
February 21, 2003
One to add to the list of recent films not worthy of Spacey's talents.
February 21, 2003
For the most part, David Gale just feels cluttered and artificial.
February 21, 2003
By the end, it reveals itself as too pat, too absurd and -- as a polemic against capital punishment -- philosophically self- defeating.
February 21, 2003
A convoluted mystery that thinks it's way smarter than it is.
February 21, 2003
A movie that at first glance seems to be using the mystery/suspense genre as a lure for a serious discussion of the death penalty, but turns out to be merely exploiting capital punishment arguments for easy goosebumps.
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