Based on 36 Critics
  • 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

  • Unlike "Dead Man Walking" and many honorable dramas before it, "David Gale" has nothing coherent to say about capital punishment, or anything else. It's a dead film lurching.

  • Plot contrivances, including an ominous cowboy-hatted figure who stalks Bitsey and her tagalong intern (Gabriel Mann), undermine the story's serious political themes. show more

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