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Based on 34 Reviews
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  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Cage, who gives a blazing, imposive performance, uses his haunted eyes to reveal the emotional scars that Frank can't heal. show more

  • 100
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    Potentially oppressive subject matter is redeemed by impeccable moral integrity and stunning artistry. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    In a role as tailor-made for him as the story is for its writer and director, Nicolas Cage anchors the movie with one of his best performances. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Develops microclimates of mood without fully developing the same shadings of character. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    It's a slice of life, with all the trimmings, and one of the strongest films of the year. show more

  • 74
    Mr. Showbiz

    There's talent to burn in this movie. But the flame is cold. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    To look at Bringing Out the Dead --to look, indeed, at almost any Scorsese film--is to be reminded that film can touch us urgently and deeply. show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Blazes up constantly with a stunning, off-kilter brilliance, an incandescent force that sometimes explodes the space between us and the screen. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Equally fascinated by the afflictions of life and the usually squandered opportunities these afford for courage and self-sacrifice. show more

  • 75
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    Downbeat and at times strangely slow-moving despite all its beautifully shot high-speed ambulance rides. show more

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