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5.0 out of 5 stars a western like you've never seen before, 9 April 2002
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This review is from: Dead Man [VHS] [1996] (VHS Tape)
Ignore the critics review, to call this film a disappointment is to have missed the point. The first time I saw it, I too thought it a disappointment but then I happened upon it again some time later and saw it in a completely different light.
The film is a slightly surreal yet deeply atmospheric look at innocence and experience (get the references to William Blakes poetry) and also takes in issues of spirituality as well as giving an alternative vision of the Western frontier. Gary Farmer is marvellous as 'Nobody' and Johnny Depp provides his usual powerful screen presence. Great soundrack, great cameos too.
I don't think I have the words to say how brilliant this film is. Other than from from time to time a film comes along that catches your imagination and something deep within you. These are rare occasions but this is one such occassion. Dead Man really is head and shoulders above so much else.
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