Skip to main content

R| 2 hr. 10 min.

Plot Summary
David Gale (Kevin Spacey) is a man who has tried hard to live by his principles but in a bizarre twist of fate, this devoted father, popular professor and respected death penalty opponent finds himself on Death Row for the rape and murder of fellow activist Constance Hallaway (Laura Linney). With only three days before his scheduled execution, Gale agrees to give reporter Bitsey Bloom (Kate Winslet) the exclusive interview she's been chasing.

Cast: Kevin Spacey , Kate Winslet , Laura Linney , Gabriel Mann , Matt Craven , Rhona Mitra , Leon Rippy , Elizabeth Gast

Director: Alan Parker

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Distributor: Universal Pictures

The Life of David Gale (2003)

Release Date: February 21st, 2003|2 hr. 10 min.

watch now
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A shock ending may be the best hope for this film, a convoluted mystery that thinks it's way smarter than it is. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    By the end, it reveals itself as too pat, too absurd and -- as a polemic against capital punishment -- philosophically self- defeating. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Soon, the audience feels its own sense of despair -- for a movie that might have worked but didn't. show more

  • June 16, 2010 MissKMichael
    Report This User

    I LOVED this movie. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. thrilling and a ***********. Kevin Spacey does an amazing job as well as Kate Winslet. :) 2 thumbs up.

similar movies

  • Dead Man Walking (1995)

  • A Time to Kill (1996)

  • Last Dance (1996)

  • The Green Mile (1999)

  • A Few Good Men (1992)

Stay Connected with Moviefone

Download the Free App!

How do you watch stuff?


How else do you watch?

Select your online providers
My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts


You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.

    Update settings