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  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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 you don't give it space to breathe. show more

  • 100
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Deliciously witty and entertaining… A first-rate thriller, one that's likely to generate as much word-of-mouth as “Alien,'' “Carrie'' and “Psycho'' did in their time. [23 Aug 1991, Daily Notebook, p.F1] show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    It's fun to see somebody revive the amnesia genre - how long has it been? - but the conceit quickly grows irksome. Only Thompson, who manages to be appealing in both of her roles, will likely reap much from this DOA folly. [23 Aug 1991, Life, p.4D] show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    If "Henry V," the first film [Branaugh] directed and starred in, caused people to compare him to Olivier, "Dead Again" will inspire comparisons to Welles and Hitchcock - and the Olivier of Hitchcock's "Rebecca." show more

  • 100
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Dead Again does not come across as a Hitchcock knock-off, but as a motion picture that incorporates familiar themes and approaches while maintaining its own integrity and identity. Not once during the entire production is there an obviously stolen scene or camera angle replication. show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    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. show more

  • 50
    Dave Kehr Chicago Tribune

    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 Branagh strains to appear “cinematic,'' the more he looks like a man of the theater. [23 Aug 1991, Friday, p.B] show more

  • 60
    TV Guide

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

  • 40
    Angie Errigo Empire

    The ambitious, initially intriguing Dead Again fails so spectacularly it may well become the fetish of a camp cult. show more

  • 67
    Steve Davis Austin Chronicle

    Hopelessly muddled but doggedly entertaining. show more

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