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Dead Man Walking Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    80

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    It's ironic that a film with this title should be among the most vital, alive, and challenging cinema experiences of the year.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Happily, there's nothing to misconstrue about the film: It's fabulous.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    A bold, searching, wrenching experience. It may be the most complexly impassioned message movie Hollywood has ever made.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    This film ennobles filmmaking.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Gene Siskel

    Sarandon delivers one of her very best performances; her shock at encountering the wrath of the victim's family is registered beautifully. And Sean Penn, who for too long has suffered with the label of being a "bad boy," gives an Oscar-caliber performance.[12 January 1996, Friday, p.B]

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