General Information

Glossary: D
Released Year: 1995
Runtime: 121 minutes
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Western
Directors: Jim Jarmusch
Writers: Jim Jarmusch
Casts: Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Crispin Glover, Lance Henriksen, Michael Wincott, Eugene Byrd, John Hurt, Robert Mitchum, Iggy Pop, Gabriel Byrne, Jared Harris, Mili Avital, Jimmie Ray Weeks, Mark Bringelson, John North
IMDB: Dead Man (1995) - IMDB

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Ratings


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IMDB Rating: 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7

Reviews

100
TV Guide -
A slow-paced but hypnotically absorbing movie, it's buoyed by Jarmusch's trademark off-key humor and embellished throughout by an electrifying instrumental score, courtesy of Neil Young.
75
San Francisco Chronicle - 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 riffs.
50
Austin Chronicle - 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.
38
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
Dead Man is a strange, slow, unrewarding movie that provides us with more time to think about its meaning than with meaning.

Dead Man (1995)


Dead Man is the story of a young man's journey, both physically and spiritually, into very unfamiliar terrain. William Blake travels to the extreme western frontiers of America sometime in the 2nd half of the 19th century. Lost and badly wounded, he encounters a very odd, outcast Native American, named 'Nobody,' who believes Blake is actually the dead English poet of the same name. The story, with Nobody's help, leads William Blake through situations that are in turn comical and violent. Contrary to his nature, circumstances transform Blake into a hunted outlaw, a killer, and a man whose physical existence is slowly slipping away. Thrown into a world that is cruel and chaotic, his eyes are opened to the fragility that defines the realm of the living. It is as though he passes through the surface of a mirror, and emerges into a previously-unknown world that exists on the other side.