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Summary David Gale (Spacey) is a man who has tried to live by his principles, but in a bizarre twist of fate, this devoted father, popular professor and respected death penalty opponent finds himself on Death Row for the rape and murder of a fellow activist (Linney). He decides to confide in a reporter (Winslet) who quickly realizes that a man's...

Directed By: Alan Parker

The Life of David Gale
Metascore Generally Unfavorable Based on 36 Critic Reviews
31
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 87 User Ratings
6.6
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Summary David Gale (Spacey) is a man who has tried to live by his principles, but in a bizarre twist of fate, this devoted father, popular professor and respected death penalty opponent finds himself on Death Row for the rape and murder of a fellow activist (Linney). He decides to confide in a reporter (Winslet) who quickly realizes that a man's...

Directed By: Alan Parker

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Metascore
Generally Unfavorable Based on 36 Critic Reviews
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11% Positive
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Metascore
Generally Unfavorable Based on 36 Critic Reviews
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11% Positive
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47% Mixed
17 Reviews
42% Negative
15 Reviews

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Generally Favorable Based on 87 User Ratings
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Generally Favorable Based on 87 User Ratings
6.6
60% Positive
52 Ratings
29% Mixed
25 Ratings
11% Negative
10 Ratings

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Production Company Universal Pictures, Intermedia Films, Dirty Hands Productions, Mikona Productions GmbH & Co. KG, Saturn Films
Release Date Feb 21, 2003
Duration 2 h 10 m
Rating R
Tagline The crime is clear. The truth is not.
Berlin International Film Festival
1 Nomination
Political Film Society, USA
1 Nomination
Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)
1 Nomination