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The Dead Reviews

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January 1, 2000
There's a certain disarming sweetness to the film. The scenes are lit in amber warmth and Joyce's Dublin fable of lost hopes and living memories is treated with respect. But the acting pool is only adequate.
October 21, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Huston was an old man when he died, but he had not withered dismally with age because he still had the courage and the imagination to attempt to make an impossible film of the greatest story that he had ever read.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 3, 2009
a finely polished jewel and a wonderful way to remember a great director.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 2, 2009
What redeems Huston's last gasp is the observational framing and agile editing with which the Morkan sisters' soiree is captured.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 5, 2008
There's also a rather awesome and unpretentious directness as well as calmness about the way that Huston contemplates his own rapidly approaching death.
November 17, 2005
A true labor of love -- a masterpiece, and perhaps the crowning achievement of a long, varied and highly celebrated career.
February 5, 2008
A well-crafted miniature, this dramatization of the Joyce story directly addresses the theme of how the 'shades' from 'that other world' can still live in those who still walk the earth.
January 26, 2006
A beguiling chamber piece.
August 28, 2004
The Dead celebrates the beauty of the English language, the challenges of marital love and the intimations of mortality which can bring us back to an exaltation of life.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 22, 2008
One of cinema's best literary adaptations.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 2, 2010
... a small masterpiece, a film of exquisite grace and understated power.
December 3, 2004
A haunting farewell for father John Huston, a powerhouse acting turn from daughter Anjelica.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
February 25, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
March 18, 2004
Very faithful Joyce adaptation that's worth sticking with to its powerful end.
| Original Score: 4/5
February 5, 2008
Entirely filmed in a Californian warehouse, The Dead features the greatest Irish cast ever assembled on screen.
February 5, 2008
[A] deeply reverent, deeply affecting adaptation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
The movie was Huston's last and it's a great culminating work. As such, it couldn't be more perfect.
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