- Starring: Gary Farmer, Johnny Depp
- Summary: A young man in search of a fresh start, William Blake (Depp) embarks on an exciting journey to a new town, never realizing the danger that lies ahead. When a heated love triangle ends in double murder, Blake finds himself a wanted man, running scared -- until a mysterious loner teaches him to face the dangers that follow a "dead man." (BV Entertainment)… Expand
- Director: Jim Jarmusch
- Genre(s): Drama, Fantasy, Western
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10One of the most essential movies Jarmusch has made, belongs in the hall of fame of American film. Loving the intertextuality of the film (if you like William Blake's poems, you will enjoy this film), and Neil Young's original score is one of the best I've heard. If you have a short attention-span, you might find the film tiring though - you need the right kind of mood and mental state for watching it, be aware of that, but dont let it put you off.… Expand
JakobS10Roger Ebert, certified moron, 'gave' this film a 38. This just goes to show how little critics know about film. This hypnotic, dreamy, black-and-white masterpiece is a culmination of everything I love about film. 10/10 is an understatement.… Expand
MarcusA.8I am not going to give this movie a 10, many people think something is great and give it 10 just because they dont want to compromise the film in any way. But I honestly believe an 8 is a realistic rating, Dead Man is unique and beautifully crafted (at the risk of cliched description). Dead Man is something that bolsters dialogue with carefully composed shots, as if each shot and frame were a photograph constructed for us to get taken by one moment that is captured. The movie runs the risk of being over analysed but it does have many underlying conceptual notions, such as the expressions of life and death, Christian inverted ideals and the nature of self discovery and change. Johnny Depp's William Blake is a believable one even in the surreal nature of his quest, and Gary Farmer's Nobody delivers his lines with a sense of lingering emotion as we struggle to catch up and connect to what he has said. If we take the movie as something to focus on conceptually but something that appeals to the visual senses then there is no choice but to be mesmerised. It delves into the nature of American culture, American Indian culture, life, death, and the relationship they all have with each other, these notions ringing true for modern conflicts as well. All whilst we as the viewer question the reality of the main characters situation and wonder these things about life and death yet still try to understand Blake's consciousness and thus the extent his journey endeavours. Each scene ending with a fade as to suggest his fading consciousness and the physicality of his situation, we question whether he is dead or alive or seeking something else. I don… Expand
4Accountant travels from Cleveland to a remote town to take a new job, job has gone when he gets there, kills someone, has a bounty put on him, goes on the run.
Not one of JD's better films despite having some very good cameos throughout. Lance Henriksen & Crispin Glover are excellent but the Indian (Nobody) annoyed the hell out of me.
Also felt that the story was too disjointed in parts and, as much as I like Neil Young, thought the soundtrack was a bit cheesy too.… Expand