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Bringing Out The Dead
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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
Pretty accurate movie,although exaggerated alot but still very goodPublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
Still one of my favorite movies. I think every EMT and Paramedic has felt similar to Frank Pierce at some point in time in their career. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Jeff Teeters
Best ambulance people film ever LOL , sooo funny with the crazy guy and how nicolas cage basically looses his mind! How can you not like this!!!!Published 1 month ago by Casper
Great movie, I have been in EMS for 16 years and can relate from some aspects of this movie.Published 2 months ago by cbwood04
It was so funny especially since me and my husband work in the medical field.Published 2 months ago by SAMANTHA BRYANT
Meandering and repetitive; disjointed, though not in an artistic, stream of consciousness sort of way.Published 2 months ago by cwsdiego
Huh??? 4 stars???? Now how did that happen? Trust me ,these are phony reviews... No one could have liked this film... Read morePublished 2 months ago by film lover