Waking the Dead - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Waking the Dead Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
When we invest emotional capital, we deserve a payoff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Waking the Dead is bad in just about every way that a movie can be bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
For a grand romantic drama, Waking the Dead is often curiously chilly.
Clint Morris
Film Threat
March 31, 2005
As boring as batshit
| Original Score: 2/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
I can cite only one unequivocal reason for seeing Waking the Dead, and that's Jennifer Connelly.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 1, 2000
...ambitious, to be sure, but there's too much going on for it to work effectively.
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
As involved as Crudup and Connelly beseech you to be with this story, their very youthfulness, their nagging lack of adulthood, keeps the film from being anything more credible than a tight grad-school tryst.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Painfully earnest.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 27, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
The movie is so comatose that audiences will want to shake it or do something to wake it up.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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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Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
Fractured and a bit eccentric.
Bob Thompson
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Waking The Dead? It has a hard time waking the living.
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
As shrill as its heroine.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
It's kind of like oatmeal. Without honey or milk, it tastes rather bland, but sticks to your ribs all day.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
January 1, 2000
An overwrought, underdeveloped story.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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