Dead Again Synopsis
Private eye (Kenneth Branagh) and amnesiac (Emma Thompson) echo 1940s murder-case couple.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Deliciously witty and entertaining… A first-rate thriller, one that's likely to generate as much word-of-mouth as “Alien,'' “Carrie'' and...
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100

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Dead Again does not come across as a Hitchcock knock-off, but as a motion picture that incorporates familiar themes and approaches while...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
If "Henry V," the first film [Branaugh] directed and starred in, caused people to compare him to Olivier, "Dead Again" will inspire...
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91

Entertainment Weekly

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With its stylized black-and-white sequences and fast-paced melodramatic plot, this homage to film noir is both intense and purposely...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The cinematic equivalent of a "good read" - pick it up and you can't put it down; put it down and it's gone forever.
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60

TV Guide

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However unlikely the twists and turns in this mystery, Dead Again moves briskly forward, never weighed down by any sense of seriousness.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
Emerges as cutty, indistinct and confused, full of shots that don't match and spatial conceptions that would look flat even on TV. The more...
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
It's fun to see somebody revive the amnesia genre - how long has it been? - but the conceit quickly grows irksome. Only Thompson, who...
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40

Empire

By Angie Errigo
The ambitious, initially intriguing Dead Again fails so spectacularly it may well become the fetish of a camp cult.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A two-hour search for a pulse... A miscalculation from a prodigious talent who has forgotten that you squeeze the life out of romance when...
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One of my very favorites!

By freezersmarts
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this movie, and can't believe there are no reviews for it here! Mystery, suspense, romance, comedy - you get all of this and more. The acting is great. Writing is great....

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