User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 71 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 71
  2. Negative: 14 out of 71

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  1. Feb 11, 2014
    2
    This is Dead Man Walking by amateurs. It's plot is convoluted, the acting is dull, and the ending is an insult. It just doesn't give any arguments regarding the death penalty, all it does is repeat the same message over and over again, bludgeoning you over the head. Thankfully this became a box office bomb.
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31

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 36
  2. Negative: 15 out of 36
  1. 10
    Another tediously sanctimonious message movie from Alan Parker.
  2. 50
    A shock ending may be the best hope for this film, a convoluted mystery that thinks it's way smarter than it is.
  3. 40
    The film's greatest asset is Linney, whose prickly, finely calibrated performance as the doomed Harraway makes her loss resonate more powerfully than any of the point-counterpoint rhetoric.