Bringing Out The Dead
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Top Customer Reviews
Closer to "Taxi Driver" than any of Scorsese's other films, this movie is far better: Better camera work, better screenplay, better supporting actors, and more interesting and sympathetic characters. For those of you who like a movie that ties everything up in a nice little bow - this ain't it! If you want to see a movie that treats you like an intelligent human being and challenges you, then see it. I liked how this movie presents it's characters with ambivalence, not in Hollywood stereotype. The viewer gets to develop his or her own perceptions of the characters and events.
This movie is adapted from a book of the same name by Joe Connelly. It follows paramedic Frank Pierce over the course of 3 hot night shifts in a scummy part of NYC, and he is gradually coming apart at the seams. Nicolas Cage gives such an honest, moving, and believable portrayal of Frank that it's amazing. In other roles, John Goodman is his first partner and is (as usual) instantly engaging and interesting. Ving Rhames is Frank's second partner and he gives a stirring, forceful and poetic performance - larger than life yet still believable. Tom Sizemore then comes along as that crazy guy you knew at some point in your life and you can't believe he wound up a paramedic. I have to deduct one star for Patricia Arquette's performance: Compared to the performances of everyone else it seemed she was "acting" while they were "being".
I suggest watching "Bringing Out The Dead" twice, because the first time around it may seem to have no real ending. But, if you look at the movie as you would look at real life, you'll see their's only one true ending.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great movie, although a little unrealistic. The overall premise of the movie was on point but the medicine was a little off.Published 2 days ago by Jason
This is a great film, & one of Nicolas Cage's best. I highly recommend it.Published 19 days ago by Jack Mackay
I would watch this at least once a year. Nicholas Cage was excellent. Story line was superb. It was even funny in places, and it worked, whereas usually I don't like to mix... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Janet88971Hollissen
I really liked this movie. I had to review it for a class project and was pleasingly surprised. It was a very interesting story. Read morePublished 2 months ago by iCre8art
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