General Information

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

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User Rating:
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IMDB Rating: 7.7


Chicago Reader - 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 you're not--was influenced by classical Japanese period movies by Kenji Mizoguchi and Akira Kurosawa.
The A.V. Club - Unnamed
Jarmusch's trademark quiet irony, affinity for the outcast and oddball, and moonscape visuals suit the Western genre well.
Empire - Unnamed
It's a tale that subtly reinterprets the genre and delivers Jarmusch's most accomplished, if not necessarily his most accessible film to date.
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.
ReelViews - 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 dream-like quality.

Dead Man (1995)

On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.