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YoonC.Sep 15, 2003A total embarassment, unmitigated disaster, laughable enough to suffocate a horse to death. Branagh foolishly scrambles to outdo both Welles and Hitchcock but the movie doesn't even rise to the level of your average Roger Corman vehicle. Enjoyable as unintentional comedy.
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.
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]
Branagh has mastered the tricky high-wire act of simultaneously kidding the conventions he is being absolutely faithful to, allowing us to squeal with both fright and knowing laughter. His is a film lover's film [23 Aug 1991, Calendar, p.F1]