Dead Man Synopsis
Circumstances transform a mild-mannered accountant into a notorious Old West gunslinger.
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100

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
Jarmusch has said that the film's odd, generally slow rhythm -- hypnotic if you're captivated by it, as I am, and probably unendurable if...
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100

TV Guide

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A slow-paced but hypnotically absorbing movie, it's buoyed by Jarmusch's trademark off-key humor and embellished throughout by an...
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80

Empire

It's a tale that subtly reinterprets the genre and delivers Jarmusch's most accomplished, if not necessarily his most accessible film to...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Dead Man plays a lot of cards at the same time, and Jarmusch occasionally loses his rhythm when he allows his actors their improvisational...
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Filmed in black-and-white with an eerie score by Neil Young, and using contemporary dialogue and mannerisms, Jarmusch's picture has a...
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50

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
It's not a bad movie by any stretch of the imagination, just one that grabs your attention and then lets it go, time and time again.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The film has barely started, and already we can tell what we're in for -- two hours of metaphysical drift.
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Dead Man is a strange, slow, unrewarding movie that provides us with more time to think about its meaning than with meaning.
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38

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Coy to a fault, the movie collapses under its own weight with 90 minutes to go, despite Robby Muller's impressive black-and-white...
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25

San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
Particularly because unlike so many other boring movies one sees, Jarmusch films require many more words to explain the boringness than...
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