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Waking the Dead Reviews

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
August 23, 2010
Crudup and Connelly outperform the material.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
December 6, 2005
Waking the Dead is D.O.A., and none of its manifest good intentions are capable of resuscitating it.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 19, 2005
An enticingly adult drama that frustratingly loses the nerve to follow its richest threads.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
You can embrace this movie's message, which has less to do with political agendas than basic human decency and the enduring power of love. And if that's not enough to make a film worthwhile, we don't know what is.
| Original Score: A-
Scott Weinberg
April 3, 2005
Connely's great, but Crudup's a revelation in this serious and sobering romantic tragedy.
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
Film Threat
March 31, 2005
As boring as batshit
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 15, 2004
I really liked the fragmented structure and was impressed as usual by Billy Crudup.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
January 13, 2004
The specter of the film lingers long after it's over, and the memory of it grows more affectionate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Painfully earnest.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 25, 2003
Waking the Dead may put you to sleep.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Mckay
March 19, 2003
Great performances by Crudup and Connely can't quite save it from a tedious and meandering script.
| Original Score: 2/5
Chris Gore
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
A moving drama about loss that is not what you'd expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Moving tale about love, regret and redemption boasts standout script and performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
September 4, 2002
A dead-on rumination of love and loss... [that] suggests a delicate painting come to life or a bunch of wistful old Polaroids scattered on a living room floor.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
August 15, 2002
A powerful story of love and politics.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Succeeds resoundingly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 3, 2002
Crudup and Connolly are both unusual and unusually appealing young stars, the chemistry between them is potent, and their teaming creates a palpable sense of haunting, breathless romance.
| Original Score: B
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 13, 2002
Stirs the heart and stretches the soul with its unique blend of love and politics.
Brandon Judell
Detour Magazine
September 5, 2001
With fine performances and an intelligence woven throughout, you almost don't mind the nausea.
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Dan Lybarger
Lybarger Links
April 2, 2001
The result Keith Gordon's gamble is a movie that intrigues and occasionally frustrates anyone willing to take a chance on it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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