Waking the Dead


Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27

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Critic Reviews

  1. Its virtues are still genuine and durable enough to resist the blandishments of hype.
  2. 58
    The movie is a shambles, a rambling, disjointed love tragedy with a story that amounts to little more than a mess of fade-outs, sloppy montages, and dramatic sketches.
  3. 50
    Its evocation of the politics and Zeitgeist of the late '60s is so right on, as we used to say, that it left me stunned.
  4. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    It's too fragmented and diffuse to ever bring its parts together in any really satisfying manner.
  5. Enough to anesthetize the living.
  6. 50
    By the time of Fielding's and Sarah's final, gooey encounter, she's not the only one who needs waking.
  7. 50
    The film is one of the more adult offerings out there in a spring movie season peppered with martial arts and superheroes. It may be just what you're looking for.
  8. 50
    A tale of conscience lost and found becomes little more than a smart but tepid ghost story for idealists and '60s survivors, and not a terribly spooky one at that.
  9. 50
    Crudup tends to take average parts in standard genre films and turn them into something special.
  10. Forever stumbling over itself and breaking its own spell.
  11. Rolling Stone
    Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Gorden teases out some affecting scenes, but not enough to carry a film that promises more than it delivers.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. MeganR.
    Sep 24, 2007
    this movie is so great!ever since i seen it, i can't stop, Jennifer has done the best ever in her performance! 10.